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Ryan Mason challenges Andy Hughes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Hughes restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Woods by Jonathan Howson. Direct free kick taken by Brian Stock.
Foul by Alex Bruce on Brian Stock, free kick awarded. Shot on goal comes in from Martin Woods from the free kick, Davide Somma gets a block in.
Martin Woods takes a shot. Neill Collins gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Sanchez Watt by Brian Stock results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Shane Higgs.
Inswinging corner taken by Neil Kilkenny from the left by-line.
Bradley Johnson takes a shot. James O'Connor gets a block in.
Simon Gillett leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Mason. Max Gradel goes off and Sanchez Watt comes on.
Mustapha Dumbuya crosses the ball, clearance made by Aidan White.
The ball is delivered by Max Gradel.
(Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Brian Stock coming on for John Oster. Waide Fairhurst comes on in place of Dean Shiels.
Simon Gillett challenges Max Gradel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Kilkenny takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Neil Kilkenny, James O'Connor manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Kilkenny by Simon Gillett. Direct free kick taken by Alex Bruce.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Davide Somma. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
Bradley Johnson takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
Corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny from the left by-line, Shelton Martis makes a clearance.
Max Gradel produces a cross, blocked by Mustapha Dumbuya.
Davide Somma gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James O'Connor. Free kick taken by Martin Woods.
Centre by Bradley Johnson, save made by Neil Sullivan.
Jonathan Howson challenges Mustapha Dumbuya unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by John Oster from right wing, clearance made by Neill Collins.
Robert Snodgrass joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ross McCormack.
George Friend sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James O'Connor by Ross McCormack. Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Davide Somma. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson by Martin Woods. Direct free kick taken by Shane Higgs.
Shot from just outside the box by Ross McCormack goes over the target.
Ross McCormack takes a shot. Neil Sullivan makes a save.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Neil Kilkenny, Shelton Martis makes a clearance.
Max Gradel has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save by Neil Sullivan.
Martin Woods produces a cross, Dean Shiels produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
A cross is delivered by Bradley Johnson, clearance made by Shelton Martis.
The ball is crossed by Dean Shiels.
Centre by John Oster.
Ross McCormack gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shelton Martis. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
Bradley Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mustapha Dumbuya. Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.
Davide Somma produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
Neill Collins is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny, clearance by James O'Connor.
Neil Kilkenny takes a shot. Blocked by George Friend.
James O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross McCormack. Free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.
Corner taken left-footed by Martin Woods.
Centre by Dean Shiels, clearance made by Neill Collins.
Martin Woods decides to take a short corner.
A cross is delivered by John Oster, Alex Bruce makes a clearance.
Handball by Martin Woods. Centre by Martin Woods, Header from deep inside the penalty area by George Friend goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Davide Somma is caught offside. Shelton Martis takes the free kick.
Bradley Johnson sends in a cross, clearance made by Shelton Martis.
The ball is swung over by Bradley Johnson, James O'Connor manages to make a clearance.
James Coppinger sends in a cross.
George Friend crosses the ball.
Davide Somma takes a shot. Neil Sullivan makes a save.
A cross is delivered by James Coppinger, Alex Bruce manages to make a clearance.
Andy Hughes delivers the ball, clearance made by Mustapha Dumbuya.
James Coppinger crosses the ball, save by Shane Higgs.
The ball is sent over by Andy Hughes, Shelton Martis manages to make a clearance.
Max Gradel crosses the ball, Simon Gillett manages to make a clearance.
Bradley Johnson challenges John Oster unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Woods crosses the ball in from the free kick, Andy Hughes makes a clearance.
John Oster delivers the ball, Neill Collins makes a clearance.
Effort on goal by Dean Shiels from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Max Gradel fouled by Dean Shiels, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.
Shot by Dean Shiels from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Alex Bruce challenges Billy Sharp unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Woods takes the free kick.
Bradley Johnson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Davide Somma takes a shot.
Foul by Bradley Johnson on James Coppinger, free kick awarded. Booking for Bradley Johnson for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Martin Woods from right wing, blocked by Shane Higgs.
Davide Somma is caught offside. Mustapha Dumbuya takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Davide Somma. Shelton Martis restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Neill Collins misses to the left of the goal.
Neil Kilkenny takes a inswinging corner.
Effort on goal by Ross McCormack from 20 yards. James O'Connor gets a block in.
Dean Shiels crosses the ball.
Alex Bruce concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Woods. James O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.
Long range shot by James Coppinger goes wide left of the net.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Neil Kilkenny, clearance made by Shelton Martis.
The ball is swung over by Max Gradel, Neil Sullivan makes a save.
Mustapha Dumbuya fouled by Bradley Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Gillett takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Bradley Johnson, save by Neil Sullivan.
Outswinging corner taken by Martin Woods from the left by-line played to the near post, Alex Bruce manages to make a clearance.
Martin Woods decides to take the corner short.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Woods from the right by-line.
Billy Sharp takes a shot. Aidan White gets a block in.
The referee gets the game underway.
The first half comes to an end.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The referee signals the end of the game.
O'Connor set to face Leeds
Doncaster defender James O'Connor is expected to shake off a knock to his hip in time to face Leeds in Friday night's Yorkshire derby.
Full-back O'Connor sustained the injury in the midweek win over Norwich but is hoping to start again, while manager Sean O'Driscoll has no new injury or suspension worries.
Rovers turned in arguably their best display of the season on Tuesday and O'Driscoll must decide whether to recall skipper Brian Stock to the starting line-up.
James Coppinger struck a hat-trick against Norwich and is expected to start alongside Billy Sharp up front while Martin Woods, Simon Gillett, Mark Wilson and John Oster will be hoping to continue in midfield.
O'Driscoll's side, still without Byron Webster (foot), James Chambers and Wayne Thomas (both knee) and James Hayter (hamstring), can move into second place with a third successive home win.
Leeds manager Simon Grayson is expected to make several changes.
Grayson's side travel to take on one of their local rivals for the second successive match following the 5-2 midweek defeat at Barnsley and the Elland Road boss has promised to shake things up.
Robert Snodgrass (knee) and Billy Paynter (shin) could be ready to return after completing a full 90 minutes in a recent behind-closed-doors friendly. Neither player has appeared this season.
Latest signing Ramon Nunez scored in the same match and is pushing for his debut while another striker, Davide Somma, was on target after stepping off the substitutes' bench again at Barnsley and could be handed his first start for the club.
Forward Ross McCormack, midfielder Adam Clayton, winger Sanchez Watt and defender Alex Bruce all started on the bench at Oakwell and will also come into the reckoning.
Points shared in Yorkshire derby
Doncaster missed the chance to climb to second in the npower Championship table as they were held to a goalless Yorkshire derby draw by Leeds at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Both sides hit the woodwork in the first period - the impressive Davide Somma for Leeds and Dean Shiels for Rovers - and what the game lacked in goalmouth action was more than made up for by some high-quality football from two teams who should be challenging for the play-offs on this form.
The hosts could have reached the dizzy heights of second with victory, while Leeds, who could have moved third, went some way to redeeming themselves after performing miserably in a 5-2 White Rose derby defeat at Barnsley earlier in the week.
Doncaster made just one change, with Shiels starting in midfield in place of Mark Wilson, while Leeds boss Simon Grayson brought in five new faces after Tuesday's rude awakening at Oakwell.
Alex Bruce, Andrew Hughes and Aidan White formed a new-look defence, while Davide Somma and Ross McCormack were partnered up front.
Had it not been for Hughes' brilliant block to thwart Billy Sharp, Rovers would have been ahead inside the first minute.
But after the helter-skelter opening exchanges, both sides probed without asking serious questions until Somma crashed a 20-yard shot on to the crossbar in the 23rd minute.
McCormack teed up Somma moments later and the South Africa-born striker flashed another effort inches over, while Doncaster responded when Shiels curled a superb shot against the post at the other end three minutes later.
Leeds should have taken the lead in the 39th minute when Bradley Johnson's precision pass unlocked the home defence, but Doncaster goalkeeper Neil Sullivan denied his former club by saving Somma's shot smartly with his legs.
Somma pulled his shot wide after galloping on to Neil Kilkenny's through-ball two minutes after the restart when he should have hit the target.
Max Gradel's angled drive, after being cleverly played in by Somma, was punched away by Sullivan and McCormack's swerving 20-yard shot was well held by the Doncaster goalkeeper.
The game remained delicately poised when Leeds substitute Robert Snodgrass replaced McCormack to make his first appearance of the season in the 67th minute.
Leeds thought they had broken the deadlock in the 74th minute when Somma followed up Johnson's volley to fire home the rebound, but the referee's assistant spoilt the moment for over 3,200 away fans by flagging for offside.
Somma appeared to be shoved in the penalty area when setting himself to attack Johnson's cross but referee Andy Woolmer was unimpressed by Leeds' appeals.
Doncaster attempted to mount a late rally as the game entered the closing stages, but an assured Leeds defence held firm.
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