Manager Dean Saunders has branded Doncaster's fixture schedule "ridiculous" after their ninth game of the month ended in a 3-1 home defeat to Birmingham.

Rovers, who took the lead through Frederic Piquionne, were eventually undone by goals from David Murphy, Chris Burke and Marlon King, meaning they have just one win in 15 games and are staring relegation from the npower Championship in the face.

Saunders said: "I thought we played really well again. The first 20 minutes we kept the ball and scored a great goal. But they are a really good team. The schedule we have had this week has been ridiculous."

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