Paul Dickov wants Doncaster to hit the ground running as the Championship swings back into action a fortnight after their 1-0 home defeat by Bournemouth.
His side have just one win to their credit so far – but it would probably have been two had their game at Charlton not been abandoned because of waterlogging with Rovers 3-1 ahead.
The Scot, who took over from Brian Flynn in the wake of Rovers’ promotion from League I last season, says his side have to hit high intensity levels from the off.
“The players were not happy with the last game,” said the former Oldham boss, who played alongside Mark Robins at Manchester City.
“They have set standards that we aim to achieve regularly, but they fell below them against Bournemouth.”
Doncaster have had four players on international duty – Dean Furman and Bongali Khumalo with South Africa, Theo Robinson with Jamaica and Luke McCullough with Northern Ireland Under 21s.
Midfielder Furman and on-loan Tottenham defender Khumalo have been back all week.
Meanwhile ex-Town man Robinson, who has scored twice since joining from Derby, didn’t play in either of Jamaica’s two games.