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Billy Sharp is ruled offside. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
Billy Sharp fouled by Daniel Fox, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by James Chambers.
Dean Shiels receives a yellow card. Dean Shiels gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Mears. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
Dean Shiels replaces John Oster. Billy Sharp fouled by Ross Wallace, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by George Friend.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Grant.
Brian Stock leaves the field to be replaced by Dennis Souza.
Chris Eagles is adjudged to have handled the ball. James O'Connor takes the indirect free kick.
Unfair challenge on Sam Hird by Martin Paterson results in a free kick. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
Chris Eagles produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Martin Paterson takes the inswinging corner, Brian Stock manages to make a clearance.
The referee penalises Billy Sharp for handball. Michael Duff takes the direct free kick.
Jay Rodriguez goes off and Ross Wallace comes on.
Tyrone Mears crosses the ball, Jay Rodriguez has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
(Burnley) makes a substitution, with Martin Paterson coming on for Charlie Austin.
Daniel Fox fouled by James Coppinger, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Fox takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Stock by Chris Iwelumo. James Coppinger restarts play with the free kick.
James Coppinger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Marney. Free kick taken by Michael Duff.
Chris Iwelumo replaces Wade Elliott.
Close range shot by Dean Marney misses to the left of the target.
Billy Sharp is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Clarke Carlisle takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Brian Stock by Jay Rodriguez results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by James O'Connor.
Headed own goal by Michael Duff. Doncaster 1-0 Burnley.James Coppinger provided the assist for the goal.
James O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Austin. Lee Grant takes the indirect free kick.
Daniel Fox receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. James Coppinger fouled by Daniel Fox, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by John Oster from right wing, Michael Duff manages to make a clearance.
Brian Stock takes the outswinging corner, Daniel Fox makes a clearance.
Billy Sharp takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.
The referee blows for offside against Dean Marney. Free kick taken by Gary Woods.
Foul by Steve Brooker on Dean Marney, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
Steve Brooker fouled by Clarke Carlisle, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Hird restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken short by Wade Elliott. The ball is sent over by Dean Marney.
Corner taken short by Chris Eagles, Paul Keegan makes a clearance.
James Hayter concedes a free kick for a foul on Tyrone Mears. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
James Hayter takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Duff.
Steve Brooker is brought on as a substitute for James Hayter.
Charlie Austin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Hird. Gary Woods takes the free kick.
James Hayter produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Effort on goal by Chris Eagles from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Sam Hird fouled by Charlie Austin, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Brian Stock from the right by-line, Shot on goal by John Oster from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Outswinging corner taken by Brian Stock, Michael Duff manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Daniel Fox restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Tyrone Mears, clearance made by James Chambers.
Shot by James Hayter from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Jack Cork gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Stock. Direct free kick taken by Brian Stock.
Dean Marney takes a shot. James O'Connor gets a block in.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Billy Sharp. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
John Oster sends in a cross, Close range headed effort by Billy Sharp misses to the right of the goal.
Shot from just outside the box by James O'Connor misses to the right of the target.
James Coppinger takes a shot. Daniel Fox gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Brian Stock from the right by-line, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.
Foul by Tyrone Mears on John Oster, free kick awarded. Sam Hird takes the direct free kick.
James Hayter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Eagles. Daniel Fox produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Chambers on Jay Rodriguez. Free kick taken by Daniel Fox.
Chris Eagles is flagged offside by the assistant referee. James O'Connor takes the indirect free kick.
Centre by John Oster, save by Lee Grant.
Shot by John Oster from outside the box goes over the net.
Jack Cork crosses the ball, Charlie Austin takes a shot. Gary Woods makes a save.
Stock could make Doncaster return
Doncaster skipper Brian Stock could return to the squad for the home clash with Burnley.
Rovers, however, will be without on-loan central defender Matt Kilgallon, who has returned to parent club Sunderland for treatment on the hamstring injury that forced him out of Saturday's derby defeat to Barnsley.
Midfielder Stock, sidelined with a calf injury sustained against Scunthorpe on New Year's Day, is hoping to feature at some stage.
Rovers could include new loan signing Ryan Burge in their squad. The 23-year-old midfielder has signed a permanent deal until the end of the season from Spanish lower league side Jerez Industrial CF, subject to international clearance.
Manager Sean O'Driscoll must choose between Sam Hird and Dennis Souza to play alongside Adam Lockwood at the heart of defence in Kilgallon's absence.
Defender Joseph Mills (shin bone), centre-half Wayne Thomas (calf) and midfielder Simon Gillett (knee) are still out.
Burnley boss Eddie Howe, meanwhile, could hand a debut to new signing Charlie Austin.
Howe swooped to capture the 21-year-old striker from Swindon for an undisclosed fee last week but he was ineligible for Saturday's FA Cup third-round win over Burton.
Northern Ireland striker Martin Paterson has been nursing a thigh injury in recent weeks, but came off the bench to score the Clarets' final goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Brewers.
Howe made no changes to the side which beat Portsmouth at Fratton Park last week but may be tempted to pitch Austin straight into his starting line-up.
Midfielder Chris McCann (knee) remains a long-term absentee but the Clarets have no other major concerns.
Howe Copps a defeat
An inspired performance from James Coppinger inspired Doncaster to a 1-0 win over Burnley at the Keepmoat Stadium.
The 29-year-old helped the home side end a run of four consecutive defeats, during which they conceded 13 goals.
Coppinger provided the decisive 59th-minute cross that Burnley's Michael Duff could only divert into his own goal.
The Northern Irishman's mishap ended the Clarets' five-match unbeaten run and saw Eddie Howe taste defeat for the first time as manager of the Lancashire outfit.
Doncaster were boosted heading into the clash by the inclusion of skipper Brian Stock after a calf injury, while Sam Hird deputised in central defence for the injured Matt Kilgallon.
Rovers boss Sean O'Driscoll also handed 20-year-old goalkeeper Gary Woods his first ever start after first-choice Neil Sullivan picked up an injury.
Burnley boss Howe, meanwhile, dropped Steven Thompson from the visitors' attack in favour of new signing Charlie Austin, who joined from Swindon on Friday.
The inclusion of Austin was the only change to the side that knocked Burton out of the FA Cup at the weekend - and his inclusion almost paid dividend within four minutes.
Jack Cork sent a drilled cross in from the right wing that Woods could only parry to Austin, who should have done better in the six-yard box.
Aside from Austin's opportunity, chances were sparse in the opening exchanges as the two sides cancelled one another out.
Rovers began to exert an increasing amount of pressure midway through the first half, with Coppinger seeing a shot deflect into the side netting before James O'Connor flashed a shot wide from the resulting corner.
James Hayter was unfortunate to put wide in the 29th minute when connecting with a cross at the back post as the home side surged forward in droves, looking particularly dangerous down the flanks.
Hayter was proving a menace in attack, firing inches wide before Danny Fox's goal-line clearance prevented the former Bournemouth man breaking the deadlock on the stroke of half-time.
Coppinger was the vital component in both moves and proved integral to Rovers once more after the break.
Having been clattered by Danny Fox moments earlier, Coppinger attacked the now yellow-carded full back and whipped in a dangerous-looking cross that Duff managed to header into his own goal.
Burnley, seemingly spurred on by the goal, pressed forward in numbers, coming close through Dean Marney's low drive and Jay Rodriguez's looping header.
Chris Iwelumo was agonisingly close to connecting with a free header out with 10 minutes remaining as the visitors piled forward with intent.
O'Driscoll's side, however, were able to grind out the victory and Burnley's defeat was compounded by a worrying-looking thigh injury sustained by substitute Martin Patterson.
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