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Effort by Kemy Agustien from a long way out goes over the target.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Neil Danns. Gary Woods takes the free kick.
Kieron Cadogan is brought on as a substitute for Wilfried Zaha.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Shiels played to the near post.
Dean Shiels comes on in place of James Coppinger.
James O'Connor produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
John Oster challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Jason Euell. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Mustapha Dumbuya goes off and Shelton Martis comes on.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Moxey by Brian Stock. Brian Stock is given a yellow card. Darren Ambrose crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Gary Woods.
Foul by Wilfried Zaha on James Hayter, free kick awarded. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick.
James Hayter is brought on as a substitute for Franck Moussa.
Close range strike by Steffen Iversen goes over the bar.
Neil Danns produces a right-footed shot from inside the penalty area and hits the post.
Shot by Jason Euell from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
Steffen Iversen is brought on as a substitute for Pablo Counago.
Corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger from the left by-line, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.
James Coppinger produces a cross, Julian Speroni makes a save.
Neil Danns takes a shot. Gary Woods makes a save.
Foul by Kagisho Dikgacoi on Jason Euell, free kick awarded. George Friend takes the free kick.
Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.
Jason Euell has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Julian Speroni makes a save.
Anthony Gardner challenges Simon Gillett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Anthony Gardner for unsporting behaviour. John Oster restarts play with the free kick.
Brian Stock produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
Jason Euell has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Dean Moxey produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Effort from inside the area by Jason Euell misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken by James Coppinger from the right by-line, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.
James O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha. Centre by Kemy Agustien, Patrick McCarthy produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger from the left by-line, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance.
George Friend fouled by Pablo Counago, the ref awards a free kick. George Friend restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by John Oster from the right by-line, Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Brian Stock.
Unfair challenge on Dean Moxey by Brian Stock results in a free kick. Kemy Agustien crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.
Kemy Agustien challenges James Coppinger unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Oster takes the direct free kick.
Pablo Counago handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Gary Woods takes the indirect free kick.
James Coppinger sends in a cross, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jason Euell. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger from the right by-line to the near post, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance.
Foul by James O'Connor on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dean Moxey.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Oster on Kemy Agustien. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
James Coppinger takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Dean Moxey manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Brian Stock, Wayne Thomas takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.
Shot from close in by Jason Euell misses to the left of the goal.
James Coppinger has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
John Oster takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken by James Coppinger, save by Julian Speroni.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Danns by Brian Stock. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Clyne by Simon Gillett results in a free kick. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
James O'Connor challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kemy Agustien.
Short corner worked by Darren Ambrose.
Foul by James Coppinger on Kemy Agustien, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Anthony Gardner.
Dumbuya Mustapha chance
Doncaster defender Mustapha Dumbuya is hoping to return to contention for the crucial relegation clash with Crystal Palace.
Dumbuya has missed the last two games due to a calf strain but is expected to be added to Sean O'Driscoll's squad for the visit of Palace, who are two points behind fifth-bottom Doncaster in the table.
O'Driscoll is unlikely to make too many changes to the side beaten 3-1 at Hull last week. He has no new injury or suspension problems but there are no others ready to return.
Striker Billy Sharp is in a race to be fit before the end of the season following hernia surgery and centre-half Adam Lockwood is making good progress after a knee operation.
But fellow defender James Chambers (knee) and midfield pair Martin Woods (hip) and Paul Keegan (knee) are all unlikely to feature again this season.
Rovers are chasing their first win in nine league matches.
James Vaughan is expected to be fit for Palace.
The on-loan Everton striker limped off at the end of last Saturday's 2-1 defeat by relegation rivals Scunthorpe and underwent a scan amid fears his season could be over.
But his ankle injury is not serious - and the broken bone in his hand he suffered when he punched the dressing-room wall in frustration will not keep him out either.
Winger Sean Scannell starts a three-game ban after his red card against Scunthorpe but utility man David Wright could return after a calf injury.
Midfielder Alex Marrow is also close to fitness after an ankle injury but he is more likely to return against Leeds on Monday.
Strugglers play out stalemate
Doncaster and Crystal Palace did little to ease their relegation fears as they played out a scrappy goalless stalemate at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Rovers enjoyed the better of the contest with Jason Euell, James O'Connor and Wayne Thomas going close, but they are now without a win in nine games - although they did at least pick up just a second clean sheet in 16 matches.
It was a rare away point for Palace and they came closest to a goal as Neil Danns hit the post in the second half and substitute Steffen Iversen fired over, but Scunthorpe's draw at Coventry means Rovers and the Londoners remain just five and three points above the npower Championship drop zone respectively.
Rovers, who recorded a crowd of 14,312 for this fixture after making tickets free to home fans, handed a start to on-loan striker Euell as Mustapha Dumbuya returned in defence while Matthew Kilgallon dropped to the bench.
Palace boss Dougie Freedman brought Wilfried Zaha and Pablo Counago into his side at the expense of Iversen and the injured James Vaughan. Sean Scannell was suspended following his red card against Scunthorpe.
Despite the importance of the game, it was the visitors who made an assured start with the lively Zaha giving O'Connor a torrid time, and only a block by goalkeeper Gary Woods stopped the winger's low centre picking out Counago.
The opening 20 minutes proved to be a predictably scrappy affair but Doncaster grew in confidence as they started to get men forward to support lone striker Euell.
John Oster drove narrowly wide from distance before James Coppinger played in O'Connor, but the full-back's touch was heavy and his effort to pull the ball across goal was cleared by Anthony Gardner, making his 250th career league appearance.
Euell then shot wide after slaloming through the Palace rearguard and the home side were furious to see their appeals for a handball in the box turned away after another Oster strike struck Nathaniel Clyne.
Centre-half Thomas forced a sharp save from Julian Speroni with a powerful header as Palace spent the rest of the first 45 minutes penned in their own half.
That pattern continued at the start of the second stanza as Euell fired wide after turning on the edge of the six-yard box from Simon Gillett's pull-back.
Gardner was fortunate to escape with a booking as he appeared to use two feet in a tackle on Gillett and Euell, who was becoming a greater threat as the game wore on, forced Speroni into action with an acrobatic overhead kick.
But Palace served a reminder of the threat they still posed just before the hour mark as a lovely cross from Counago saw Woods forced to make a sharp stop from Darren Ambrose's close-range header.
Palace sent on Iversen for Counago but Doncaster still dominated territory. Coppinger just failed to get on the end of a long goal-kick after Dean Moxey had slipped, before Euell dragged an effort just wide on 69 minutes.
But Palace then wasted two gilt-edged chances to snatch the points. Iversen teed up Danns but the midfielder's shot came back off a post, before the former Tottenham forward blazed over from close range after a great run by Clyne.
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