Doncaster V Notts County at Keepmoat Stadium : Match Preview

13 March 2017 05:34
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Fresh injury blow for Doncaster's Liam Mandeville

Doncaster striker Liam Mandeville has suffered an injury setback and will play no part in the home game against Notts County.

Mandeville had been hoping to return to the squad for Saturday's home win against Cheltenham after being ruled out since early February with an ankle injury, but strained a thigh in training on Friday.

Boss Darren Ferguson has no new injury or suspension problems and could be tempted to name the same starting line-up.

Midfielder Gary McSheffrey is likely to start on the bench again following his recent return from a long-term knee injury, while defender Joe Wright, Aaron Taylor-Sinclair and Lee McCullough (all knee) are still out.

Notts County have captain Michael O'Connor available after serving a two-match ban but Magpies manager Kevin Nolan must decide if his skipper goes straight back into midfield.

Jon Stead and Curtis Thompson will need to prove their fitness after both players missed the home win over Hartlepool at the weekend. Striker Stead has a dead leg while midfielder Thompson has a slight hamstring niggle.

Both will be given as long as possible to make themselves available but French defender Thierry Audel may not make the matchday squad again, despite being fit.

Carl Dickinson, Alan Smith and Adam Campbell are among the other options at Nolan's disposal should he make changes.

Source: PAR