A pretty much perfect performance, with a change in formation clearly having an impact. Lee Burge saved two penalties and Charlie Wyke put Donny to the sword, scoring four impressive headers from four McGeady crosses. Here’s how the red and white wizards rated out of ten...
Lee Burge (9/10): Doncaster’s finishing was woeful but Burge did the simple stuff well. Very unfortunate to concede an own goal coming back off the post. Crucially made two penalty saves one of which was never a penalty in the first place.
Conor McLaughlin (6/10): Looked more positionally aware than Max Power at right back, probably because he’s a right back by trade.
Dion Sanderson (6/10): Comfortable in possession and barely challenged defensively other than a few lapses in concentration.
Bailey Wright (6/10): Like Sanderson, Wright’s passing was impressive and he was helpless for Donny’s goal.
Callum McFadzean (6/10): Linked up well with McGeady on the wing, but continues to be a weak link at the back. Gave the ball away on the halfway line for their goal and was targeted by their wingers. Gave away a daft penalty but was let off by Lee Burge’s heroics.
Max Power (7/10): Pressed well from holding midfield and protected the defence, filling in at fullback as well when McLaughlin went off.
Luke O’Nien (7/10): The presence of another body in midfield was evident to see, with O’Nien’s energy helping us stay on the front foot and control the game.
Josh Scowen (7/10): Dovetailed nicely with O’Nien, with the pair pressing high up the pitch.
Lynden Gooch (6/10): Missed one golden opportunity int he first half which would have been a great goal after a killer pass from McGeady. Had some moments of quality as well as moments of frustration, looking a bit left out as everything went down the opposite wing.
Charlie Wyke (10/10): Scored four goals and made every one of them look easy. Held up the ball well and did his defensive duties as well on corners. Wyke’s transformation this season into a formidable striker has been fantastic.
Aiden McGeady (10/10): Pulled all the strings out wide, and tortured the fullback Halliday from the first minute. Looks absolutely back to his best, his most impressive performance since returning to the side. Created four goals for Wyke, a great combination between the two forwards.
Grant Leadbitter (7/10): Slowed the game down as we saw out the comfortable win.
Aiden O’Brien (N/A): Brought on with fifteen minutes left with the game already over.
Jack Diamond (N/A): Same as O’Brien.
Jordan Jones (N/A): Came on for the influential McGeady with ten minutes left.