WANDERERS braved the elements during Storm Ciara to prepare for their game at Doncaster Rovers – but Keith Hill was wary of piling too much information on his players.

The squad gathered at Lostock on Monday afternoon for a tactical meeting indoors while the winds whipped around the training ground – but the flooding which had been problematic at the weekend had died down.

With relatively little time to work with his players between games, Hill says he has to be selective with what he asks his players to take on board.

“They have to learn on the job,” he said. “We are not at the stage where we should be going out and ‘coach, coach, coach’ because we have got games coming thick and fast.

“You don’t want to give the players too much information and as we sit here we’re having a set play strategy meeting – in possession, out-of-possession, throw-ins etc.

“We’re trying to give them as much as we can without overloading them because the last thing you want as a footballer is to go on to the pitch and not be able to play the game naturally.

“We know that in key areas we have to make better decisions if we are going to turn a corner.”

Hill is also a fan of the set-up at Doncaster, who despite having seven different managers in the last eight-and-a-half years have generally seen a progression in the club’s fortunes.

Since Sean O’Driscoll left a five-year stint in the job in September 2011, Dean Saunders, Brian Flynn, Paul Dickov, Darren Ferguson, Grant McCann and Darren Moore have all had their turn at the Keepmoat Stadium.

“They are a good side – they’re up there with the likes of Coventry in the way they want to play,” Hill said. “They are at home and it’s a difficult fixture but it’s one we want to make an impact on.

“I’ve never come up against Darren Moore before but I have against Doncaster lots of times and their methodology is ‘this is the way we want to play, this is how we’re going to recruit’. They get a manager that fits in, and the only thing that does change usually is the manager.

“I’m very well-versed in the way they recruit and play. It’s a good process which makes perfect common sense. When they do make a change they don’t change everything because it’s Doncaster’s identity, only the manager. It makes perfect sense to me.

“I know managers who were interviewed in the summer and the way they do things is very efficient and geared towards a sustainable football club that is actually business-like instead of emotionally driven.”