Forgotten Rangers striker nets pivotal goal in League One relegation fight
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Forgotten Rangers striker nets pivotal goal in League One relegation fight

A forgotten Rangers striker signed by Mark Warburton has popped up with a vital first league goal for his new side as they battle relegation.

Joe Dodoo – now 26 – got the opener for Doncaster Rovers to open his league account for the club and set them on their way to a 3-2 victory in League One.

But the result wasn’t without a few nervy moments despite the Donny going 3-0 up against Cheltenham thanks to goals from Dodoo, Tom Anderson and Rodrigo Vilca.

Alfie May pulled one back for the Robins before Andy Williams scored another in injury time but the Rovers held on for only their third victory of the League One season.

The result leaves Doncaster 23rd in the English third tier, four points from safety but with a game or two in hand with several of those above them.

Forgotten Rangers striker Joe Dodoo gets first league goal for Doncaster

Signed by Mark Warburton from Leicester City in 2016, there were high hopes for Joe Dodoo when he first joined the Ibrox club.

A pacey frontman with an eye for goal, fans were hoping the Ghanian forward could inspire the club to a title challenge in their first season back in the Scottish Premiership.

However, it never quite happened for Joe at Rangers and save for a double against Partick Thistle in November 2016, we never seen the best of him.

Dodoo was initially farmed out on loan to Charlton and then Blackpool before Joe joined Bolton Wanderers permanently in 2019.

Joe Dodoo joined Rangers in 2016. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A spell would follow at Turkish side Ankara Keçiörengücü SK before a move to Wigan in England and then Doncaster Rovers this summer.

Whilst it didn’t happen for Dodoo in Glasgow, Rangers fans will wish him all the best in his career and it’s good to see him get off the mark in the league for Doncaster.

Meanwhile, Rangers have announced a new two-year partnership with an Australian-based NFT company.