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Doncaster boss admits play-off defeat

Sean O'Driscoll conceded Doncaster are unlikely to earn a place in the Championship play-offs following the 1-0 home defeat by leaders Newcastle. The result leaves Rovers six points away from the top six, but O'Driscoll is simply focusing on this weekend's trip to Yorkshire rivals Barnsley.

When asked if Tuesday's defeat had ended talk of the play-offs, O'Driscoll told the club's official website: "I would imagine so, it was going to be a tall order. I don't know how the other results have gone, but we've got to focus.

"We've never focused on targets, we've always focused on the next game and we've got a difficult local derby against a Barnsley side, who we never seem to win against, no matter how well we play.

"There's a few tired legs out there now. We've had lots and lots of games and the way we play, we move the ball and we have a lot of possession, and that takes it out of people so we get that one out of the way.

"If we can bounce back and give another good performance, they can take a lot of credit from the little run that they've had."

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