FC Halifax Town v Doncaster Rovers preview

Doncaster's John Marquis
Doncaster's John Marquis

FC Halifax Town continue their turbulent pre-season campaign when they play Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday at Rover’s training ground.

The game has had to be moved from The Shay due to the pitch not being deemed ready for action, and will now be played behind-closed-doors.

Defender Nathan Clarke and head of youth development Steve Nichol will take temporary charge of The Shaymen for the game following the departure of manager Jamie Fullarton on Monday.

Town got their pre-season campaign off to a winning start on Saturday by beating Farsley Celtic 1-0, thanks to Josh Staunton’s header.

Doncaster are no strangers to managerial upheaval, having appointed former West Brom boss Darren Moore as successor to Grant McCann, who guided the club to the play-offs last season before joining Hull City.

Former Town loanee Kieran Sadlier is among the ranks at Doncaster, who have won both their pre-season games so far, beating Gainsborough 2-0 and Rossington Main 3-0.

Doncaster finished sixth in League One last season, before losing to eventual winners Charlton in the play-offs. Striker John Marquis bagged 26 goals in 54 games for Rovers last season.