The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Jamie Holt

DE­FENDER Jamie Mc­Combe knows more about play­ing in the play­offs than most, but has warned his Don­caster team­mates against pre­ma­turely pre­par­ing them­selves for the task in May.

The 32-year-old, who can count Bris­tol City and Scun­thorpe among his for­mer clubs, has reached the play­offs on six oc­ca­sions, though pro­mo­tion with Hud­der­s­field Town in 2012 was his sole suc­cess.

Rovers are well placed to se­cure a top-six fin­ish in League One this term. And, while ac­knowl­edg­ing play­off suc­cess is the best way to go up, has warned his team­mates against get­ting car­ried away with them­selves with 13 games of the regular sea­son left to play.

“It is the best way to go up if you can and it is some­thing we are all striv­ing for,” said Mc­Combe, a League One ti­tle-win­ner with Don­caster two sea­sons ago.

“But I have been here many a time and it can swallow peo­ple up and you need to just fo­cus week-to-week and game-to-game.

“Be­fore you know it, the sea­son will be com­ing to an end and we will be right in the shake-up.

“There’s a long way to go and there will be a lot of twists and turns yet.”

EX­PE­RI­ENCED: Jamie Mc­Combe

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