James Coppinger blames Doncaster's big name transfer policy for their relegation from the Championship.
However, the policy has not worked out and Coppinger said: "I think it's disrespectful to the league if you think you can just bring in big names and that will win you games.
"You need passion, commitment and togetherness. And it just shows sometimes if you haven't got that, you don't do anything in football. I've been here eight years and this is the hardest and most frustrating it has been."