Charlton Athletic v Doncaster Rovers (Fri) – BBC Sport

Charlton Athletic v Doncaster Rovers (Fri) - BBC Sport

Peter Catt: Charltons dilemma could play into Doncaster Rovers hands

That is the verdict of veteran Rovers journalist Peter Catt, who has not ruled out the prospect of Grant McCanns men overturning the 2-1 deficit.

“Its interesting psychologically because Rovers know exactly what theyve got to do,” said Catt, the former Free Press sports editor and now iFollow summariser.

“Theyve got some really good players and if Rovers could overturn this it would be one heck of a result.

“I think Charlton had that little bit of luck earlier in the game, the way the ball ricocheted around for their first goal and also before that when Danny Andrew hit the bar.

Catt was impressed by Charlton at both ends of the pitch but noticed a change in mindset by Lee Bowyers side during the second half at the Keepmoat Stadium – which arguably helped Rovers get back into the game.

Josh Parker is relishing the “horrible” atmosphere Doncaster Rovers will face when they come to The Valley for the second leg of the playoff semi-final.

But he admits Charlton will be wary of Rovers after Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur staged sensational comebacks in the Champions League to reach the final.

The Addicks hold a 2-1 lead over Doncaster, and are within touching distance of booking their own place in the League One playoff final at Wembley Stadium on May 26.

And with having not lost at home in the league since October there’s a feeling Charlton could have a significant advantage for the return leg.

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