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Team News: Doncaster Rovers v Pools

17 November 2016

We take a look at the latest info from both camps ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game against Doncaster Rovers at The Keepmoat Stadium (3pm kick-off).

Craig Hignett will assess the fitness of Trevor Carson ahead of the weekend’s trip to Doncaster Rovers after the keeper was forced off with a dislocated finger against Cheltenham Town.

Carson underwent a scan on Tuesday which uncovered no further damage so it’s now a case of waiting for the injury to settle down so the Pools boss will leave a decision until the last minute.

Rob Jones is still closing in on fitness after a hip problem but Carl Magnay (knee) and Nathan Thomas (groin) are both definitely sidelined.

Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson must decide whether to persist with the three at the back which saw them come from behind to win 3-1 at Exeter City on Saturday.

Liam Mandeville scored from the bench to spark that revival against The Grecians and will be challenging for a starting spot when Rovers host Pools this weekend.

Influential defender Andy Butler was forced off at half time during the Exeter game after suffering a neck injury so could be a doubt to face Pools but Ferguson is boosted by the recent return to fitness of the experienced Craig Alcock.

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