Donny scent blood as their cup final looms TSS March 28, 2014 Leeds United 16 Comments The chaos continues at Elland Road as Doncaster Rovers roll into town, hoping to tear the final shreds of meat from the club’s decapitated corpse (…too much?) 20th-placed Rovers have an eight point gap over the relegation zone, but with eight games still to play, they’ll be desperate for a win to help secure a place in next year’s Championship. This being Doncaster’s cup final, they’ll no doubt raise their game for the trip to Leeds and they’re in pretty good form already, responding to a 5-0 hammering away to Bournemouth at the start of the month with three wins, three clean sheets, one draw and only one defeat (away to Burnley) in their last five outings. Leeds meanwhile are just awful. In more than two decades of watching this club play, I can’t recall ever having seen such consistently poor football, which is quite remarkable when you consider the turmoil we’ve been through in that time and some of the dreadfully poor managers we’ve had. The Whites do have a strong record against Donny, beating them 3-0 in the reverse fixture earlier this season to make it six consecutive wins in all competitions, but in current form and with so much chaos giving players the perfect excuse to put zero effort in, past encounters count for nothing. The players had enough about them to defer wage payments this morning as a battle between Massimo Cellino and GFH Capital over who should be paying the bills rages on, but considering how abject their performances have been for the past three months, they probably feel as if they’re robbing the club by accepting their salary in the first place. Despite Leeds’ dismal form, the bookies have The Whites as favourites for this clash with odds around the evens mark. Doncaster meanwhile are at 3/1 , which must make them one of the best betting tips for this weekend’s games. Not that I’m suggesting you bet against your own team, but y’know… we really are awful. Brian McDermott had young striker Lewis Walters on the bench in midweek but thought better of giving him his début in a match where Leeds were being thoroughly outplayed from the start. With Connor Wickham back at Sunderland, he may be given another shot to make his début tomorrow. Leeds have a few injury concerns after Rodolph Austin and Sam Byram picked up knocks in midweek. Stephen Warnock may also miss out again while Jimmy Kebe remains sidelined with a hamstring injury. Paddy Kenny meanwhile has fully recovered and may make his return to the starting line-up. Doncaster will be without Gabriel Tamas who’s been out with a fractured cheekbone and may give a début to 36-year-old centre-back Lucas Neill who signed on loan from Watford midweek.