Matt Scrafton's player ratings: Ellis Simms steals the show with brace as Blackpool beat Doncaster Rovers to book their spot in the play-offs

The excellent Ellis Simms bagged a double as Blackpool secured their place in the League One play-offs in style with a comfortable 2-0 win over Doncaster Rovers.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 7:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 9:07 am
Simms scored twice as Blackpool beat Doncaster to book their place in the play-offs

Here's how Pool's players rated...

Made two or three important stops, including a stunning one at a vital time to keep another clean sheet and win League One’s ‘Golden Glove’.
A constant threat going forwards and almost played like a winger at times. Brought off at half-time on a booking.

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Made a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes early on, but otherwise assured and dominant as always.
Dominant in the air and constantly in the right place at the right time to clear. Continues to keep Ekpiteta out.
Solid and reliable as ever but brought off as a precaution after picking up a needless yellow card.
Came close with an early free-kick and denied late on by a flying save. Continues to thrive in a more attacking wing-back role.
Mr Reliable once again. Excellent in the midfield before reverting to wing-back, where he remained defensively solid.
Picked up loose balls and made some vital interceptions. Stepped up to the role in Grant Ward’s absence.
Got into some great positions and demonstrated great footwork in tight areas. Just a little wasteful in the final third.
Won the game with two well-taken goals. Led the line superbly, held the ball up and brought others into play.
Beginning to get more of an understanding with his strike partner Simms. Flick-on for the opening goal was key.
For Gabriel, 46' Short cameo barely lasted 15 minutes through no fault of his own as Neil Critchley protected the midfielder from the fussy referee.
For Husband, 63' Looked unflustered as he got another half an hour or so under his belt on his return from injury.
For Stewart, 63' Got into some great attacking areas and made a real nuisance of himself late on with his powerful, driving runs.
For Yates, 82' Gave the Doncaster defenders plenty to think about late on with his pace and direct runs into the channel.
For Simms, 89' Had no real time to get on the ball or make an impact, but the change allowed Simms a well-earned breather.