Before tonights rearranged Nationwide Macmillan Trophy match with Scarborough, striker Glenn Kirkwood is Rovers only new injury doubt, after going over on his ankle in training yesterday. This could bring a return to action for Ian Duerden or possibly a first start for recent captures Neil Illman or Gary Williams.
Defender Lee Warren passed a fitness test, and could return to bolster a defence that leaked 3 goals for the first time since September last time out.
Combative midfielder Scott Maxfield has earned a one match suspension after collecting too many yellow cards, and he joins Mike Newell who is seeing out the last match of his 4 game ban. Mark Atkins and Matt Caudwell remain on the crocked list.
Rovers will hope to notch their first victory against Scarborough since both teams dopped from League football. The tie at The McCain Stadium earlier this season brought a 0-0 draw, while Scarborough defeated the Rovers 1-0 at Belle Vue, thanks to Chris Tate's goal. However, Doncaster are unbeaten in this competition, after stealing the silverware last term.
Scarborough include ex Rovers loan players Matthew Russell and Steve Brodie, as well as Tate and Darren Roberts who Rovers have attempted to sign in the past. Goalkeeper Andy Woods, released by boss Ian Snodin, has been in brilliant form for Scarborough, with a stunning number of clean sheets in recent games. Rovers beat The Seasiders to the signature of full back Simon Marples, who has already attracted the interest of Peter Reid's Sunderland side. Snodin himself was Scarborough captain before his return to Belle Vue.
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