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Gavin Massey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Husband. Gavin Massey is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. James Husband takes the free kick.
Andy Bond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Husband. Free kick taken by James Husband.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Husband by Brian Wilson. James Husband takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Jack Compton from the left by-line, clearance made by Iain Hume.
Anthony Wordsworth is cautioned.
Foul by Michael Rose on Paul Quinn, free kick awarded. Lee Fowler restarts play with the free kick.
James Coppinger decides to take the corner short.
Unfair challenge on James Coppinger by Michael Rose results in a free kick. James Husband comes on in place of David Cotterill. (Colchester) makes a substitution, with George Porter coming on for Dominic Samuel. Free kick taken by Jamie McCombe.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Hume by Josh Thompson. Free kick taken by Jamie McCombe.
David Cotterill receives a yellow card.
A goal is scored by David Cotterill from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-0 Colchester.
Andy Bond comes on in place of Kem Izzet.
Unfair challenge on Lee Fowler by Anthony Wordsworth results in a free kick. Lee Fowler takes the direct free kick.
Iain Hume challenges Anthony Wordsworth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Cousins.
Jack Compton is brought on as a substitute for Drey Wright.
James Coppinger joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kyle Bennett. (Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Lee Fowler coming on for Emile Sinclair.
Drey Wright takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Short corner taken by Brian Wilson from the left by-line.
Iain Hume takes a shot. Blocked by Marcus Bean. Corner from right by-line taken by David Cotterill.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Drey Wright goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is delivered by Brian Wilson, clearance made by Paul Quinn.
Iain Hume has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
Volleyed left-footed shot by Iain Hume. Save by Mark Cousins.
Kem Izzet gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iain Hume. David Cotterill restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Drey Wright by David Cotterill. Brian Wilson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Gary Woods makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kem Izzet on David Cotterill. David Cotterill takes the free kick. Free kick awarded for a foul by Rob Jones on Magnus Okuonghae. Mark Cousins takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Drey Wright by David Cotterill results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Brian Wilson from left wing. The official flags Dominic Samuel offside. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Woods.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Marcus Bean. Gary Woods takes the indirect free kick.
Marcus Bean fouled by Paul Quinn, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Cousins.
Effort from the edge of the area by David Syers goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is crossed by Brian Wilson.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Dominic Samuel. Gary Woods takes the free kick.
Header from deep inside the area by Dominic Samuel goes over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken by Michael Rose, save made by Gary Woods.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Michael Rose from the right by-line to the near post, Close range headed effort by Magnus Okuonghae misses to the right of the target.
The ball is sent over by Jamie McCombe, comfortable save by Mark Cousins.
Emile Sinclair produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
The ball is swung over by David Cotterill, clearance made by Marcus Bean.
A cross is delivered by David Cotterill, save by Mark Cousins.
Kem Izzet takes a shot. Gary Woods makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Brian Wilson, Dominic Samuel has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
David Syers takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Wordsworth.
Tommy Spurr delivers the ball.
Header from close in by Marcus Bean misses to the left of the target.
Shot from long distance by Brian Wilson goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie McCombe on Dominic Samuel. Michael Rose restarts play with the free kick.
Dominic Samuel is ruled offside. Tommy Spurr takes the indirect free kick.
Saunders' resources tested
Doncaster are short on strikers as they face Colchester.
Dean Saunders' side are looking to take advantage of Sheffield United and Tranmere's FA Cup exploits with a third win in four but could be without attacking trio Billy Paynter, Chris Brown and Robbie Blake.
Paynter is definitely out as he starts a three-match ban after being dismissed late-on in the 2-2 draw with the Blades on New Year's Day while Brown and Blake are both struggling through injury.
Iain Hume is set to lead the line on his own while 19-year-old Jordan Ball is looking for a second Football League appearance.
Elsewhere midfielder Martin Woods is hoping to make his return from the thigh injury that has kept him out since November.
Dominic Samuel is set to make his debut for out-of-form Colchester.
Striker Samuel arrived on an initial one-month loan deal from Reading on Thursday and goes straight into a U's squad which has lost its last seven successive matches and 10 of their previous 11.
But the U's have been dealt a couple of blows as they prepare to face a Rovers side just three points off top spot in League One.
Left-back Dan Potts has seen his loan spell cut short after he was recalled by parent club West Ham.
Defender Josh Thompson has also been told he is suspended for the clash at the Keepmoat Stadium following a mix up over paperwork.
Thompson was sent off on Boxing Day before turning his loan into a permanent move on January 1, however the deal was not rubber stamped in time for the New Year's Day defeat at Crawley and despite sitting out, his ban now applies to the fixture against Rovers.
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