‘EXPERT’ JAMIE IN ROVERS WARNING
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.”
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