Rodrigo Vilca made his debut for Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night. The Peruvian was in the starting eleven in an EFL Trophy match against Dan Barlaser and Rotherham. It was a difficult night for Rodrigo and his new teammates as they were well beaten 6-0 at home by The Millers.
Doncaster found themselves down three in the opening 16 minutes. Goals from Mikel Miller and Freddie Ladapo were followed by an own goal from goalkeeper Louis Jones. Former Wigan and Sunderland striker Will Grigg made it 4-0 just after halftime in just his second appearance with Rotherham.
Vilca lasted 63 minutes before he was pulled for striker Dan Gardner as Rovers boss Richie Wellens made three changes. Jake Hull added a fifth goal for the visitors in the 67th minute. Joe Mattock made it 6-0 in the 85th minute on a night to forget for Doncaster.
They’ll next take on Kell Watts and Wigan this Saturday in a League One battle. Hopefully, both Rodrigo and Kell will get to face off against each other at the DW Stadium.
Jake Turner made his debut for Colchester in their EFL Trophy match against Gillingham. The 22-year-old joined Colchester on loan back on August 7th but had yet to make an appearance.
He finally got the nod on Tuesday night and came ever so close to keeping a clean sheet. There was not much to separate the two sides until Colchester went down to ten men with just under 20 minutes remaining. Defender Harry Beadle was forced off with a late injury with no more substitutions remaining.
Turner made a wonderful save to deny Mustapha Carayol in the 84th minute. It was one of Jake’s five saves on the night. However, Robbie McKenzie planted the ball into the far corner from a Carayol cross in stoppage time to spoil Turner’s debut with a 1-0 defeat.