December 15, 2012
Saunders hopeful on midfield pair
Team Stat Comparison
|Doncaster Rovers||Coventry City|
|Goals for *||1.1||1.6|
|Goals against *||1.0||1.4|
|Last 5 home||L-L-W-W-D||L-D-W-W-D|
|Last 5 away||W-W-L-W-W||D-L-L-L-W|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Doncaster Rovers | Coventry City|
Doncaster boss Dean Saunders is waiting on midfield duo David Syers and Martin Woods ahead of Rovers' clash with Coventry.
Syers is struggling with an ankle injury while Woods has a thigh problem and both face a late fitness test.
Centre-half Jamie McCombe is fully fit following a back injury and a virus, and could be handed a starting role.
Winger Kyle Bennett should also be available despite admitting to a series of injections recently to help a troublesome knee problem.
Saunders has no other injury or suspension worries ahead of the clash at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Last weekend's draw at Swindon saw Rovers move joint top of npower League One with Tranmere as they extended their unbeaten league run to five matches.
Coventry are without Carl Baker through suspension.
The midfielder picked up his fifth booking of the campaign to trigger a one-match ban as the Sky Blues thrashed Walsall 5-1 last weekend.
Baker has scored six goals in his last seven appearances, including a brace against Walsall, and will be a big miss for Mark Robins' side. John Fleck and Adam Barton are in line to replace him.
The Sky Blues, who have lost just one of their last 10 games in all competitions, are also without on-loan striker Callum Ball, who chipped a bone in his foot during training.
Striker Callum Wilson and midfielders Conor Thomas and Conor Henderson have all returned to training following injury but are not expected to make the trip to Yorkshire.