Doncaster V Crewe at Keepmoat Stadium : Match Preview

20 January 2017 02:35
Doncaster V Crewe - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Liam Mandeville deemed fit by Doncaster to feature against Crewe

Doncaster forward Liam Mandeville has been deemed fit to play against Crewe on Saturday.

The 19-year-old has missed the last three games with a thigh injury but assistant manager Gavin Strachan confirmed that Mandeville "looks lively" as the Sky Bet League Two leaders seek to stretch their lead at the top of the table.

Striker Alfie May is still waiting to make his debut after recently joining from non-league Hythe Town.

Gary McSheffrey (groin), Luke McCullough and Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (both knee) remain sidelined.

Jordan Bowery is expected to make his Crewe debut at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Bowery became recently-appointed Alex boss Dave Artell's first signing this week and the forward, on loan from Leyton Orient, should be involved this weekend - either from the start or off the bench.

Ahead of the match Artell said places in his starting line-up are up for grabs. Since getting the job on January 8 he has already handed George Ray a recall while Charlie Kirk lined up with Ryan Lowe against Luton as the more experienced Chris Dagnall dropped to the bench.

Young midfielder Ryan Wintle also came on as a late substitute against the Hatters for his first involvement since November.

Source: PAR