NEIL Warnock praised his side for overcoming the absence of Adel Taarabt to record another priceless win in their quest for top-flight football.
The Moroccan was suffering from a virus but still expected to play, until a late decsiion was made to allow him to return to London on compassionate grounds following the death of a close family member.
“It was a blow to lose Adel this morning,” Warnock said.
“He was ill this week and had a virus yesterday, but he travelled up and was going to play.
“Then at about half past 11 this morning, he got a phone call and was devastated, so I said get off home because your family's more important than football. It's a difficult time for him and a great result for us in the circumstances.”
Warnock added: “I think you've got to give Doncaster credit. They put pressure on us and put balls in the box, but I thought we stuck at it and we played some good football at times. It was a professional performance.
“I thought Fitz Hall was absolutely out of this world today and Hogan took his goal well. It was a good team performance. Doncaster is a hard place to come and they gave everything today.
To come away with three points before a 16-day break – it was a great result for us.
“I thought we were on the front foot from the start and I was pleased with our attitude today.”