League One season preview: Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers key man: James Coppinger Photo: PA

Manager: Dean Saunders

Position last season: 24th in Championship

Nickname: Rovers

Ground: Keepmoat Stadium

Capacity: 15,231

Players in: David Syers (Bradford, free), David Cotterill (Barnsley, free), Robbie Blake (Bolton, free), Rob Jones (Sheffield Wednesday, free)

Players out: Sam Hird (Chesterfield, free), James Hayter (Yeovil, free), Adam Lockwood (Bury, free), El-Hadji Diouf, Pascal Chimbonda, Simon Gillett, John Oster, Fabien Robert, Giles Barnes, Oscar Radford and Habib Beye (all released), George Friend (Middlesbrough, undisclosed), James O'Connor (Derby, undisclosed), James Baxendale (Walsall, free)

Key man: James Coppinger - Coming up on his 300th appearance for Rovers, the attacking midfielder is the life-blood of the side.

Chances: Banked on ex-Premier League players to keep them in the Championship last season but it did not work. The likes of Diouf, Chimbonda and Beye - as well as other key players - have left the Keepmoat meaning boss Saunders has had to rebuild and they could find the going tough.