Martin Woods (22 mins)
David Cotterill (46 mins)
Rob Jones (62 mins)
Billy Paynter (64 mins)
npower League 1
, Nov 24, 2012
Ground: Keepmoat Stadium , Kickoff: 15:00 , Att 8,037
Jones back in Rovers frame Doncaster captain Rob Jones is expected to be fit when his former club Scunthorpe visit the Keepmoat Stadium.
Jones, who was knocked unconscious during the 2-0 home defeat to Crewe on November 6, suffered mild concussion against Carlisle on Tuesday night but the defender should still retain his place in the side.
Midfielder Sammy Clingan (calf) is still sidelined while defender Jamie McCombe (back) and winger Kyle Bennett (knee) have resumed light training but will also remain out.
Meanwhile right-back Paul Quinn is set for an extended absence after a routine MRI scan flagged up an "abnormality" which requires further checks.
The 3-1 win at Carlisle lifted Rovers up to fourth in the table but assistant manager Brian Carey said: "We're doing okay at the moment but we've still got loads to do and we can keep getting better. We haven't done anything yet.
"Results at home haven't been as good as we would have wanted so we need to address that. This is a fantastic game for the supporters and it should be a good atmosphere." Scunthorpe will include new loan signing Adda Djeziri in their squad and midfielder David Prutton returns to contention following suspension.
Striker Djeziri, signed on loan from Blackpool on deadline day, could make his debut, while Prutton, on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, has been sidelined for the last three games following his recent dismissal at Walsall and is hoping to make his final appearance before returning to his parent club.
Manager Brian Laws will be without skipper Paul Reid, who sits out the second game of a three-match ban after his dismissal against Notts County last week. Fellow centre-half David Mirfin is still out with a knee injury, so recent loan signing Mark McChrystal is expected to continue alongside Niall Canavan at the heart of defence.
Doncaster vs Scunthorpe
Last modified 18:38 24/11/12
Rovers cut loose to sink Iron A devastating second-half display earned promotion chasing Doncaster a 4-0 win and plunged neighbours Scunthorpe deeper into relegation danger.
There was little to chose between two hard-working sides in a closely-contested first half, but Rovers grabbed the lead following an own goal blunder when Christian Ribeiro chested the ball into his own net under pressure from Martin Woods as he attempted to clear a terrific right-wing cross from David Cotterill.
Scunthorpe worked tremendously hard in the first half with Mark Duffy and Jimmy Ryan going close, but the game was one-sided when Rovers made it 2-0 straight after the interval.
Cotterill fired home after on-loan goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall had palmed a cross from Iain Hume straight to his feet.
Rovers' skipper and former Iron defender Rob Jones made it 3-0 with a towering header following a 62nd-minute corner and Billy Paynter added the fourth with a cracking 20-yard shot a couple of minutes later.
It might have been more, but Chris Brown had a header cleared off the goalline and Mildenhall made a reflex save from Dave Syers in the closing stages.
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Substitution||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Rating|
|20||James Harper(sub 66)|
|30||Paul Keegan(sub 76)|
|7||Martin Woods(sub 57)|
|6||David Syers(sub 76)|
|9||Chris Brown(sub 57)|
|21||Sammy Clingan(sub 66)|
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Substitution||Rating|
|4||Josh Walker(sub 73)|
|7||Jimmy Ryan(sub 63)|
|27||Nathan Ellington(sub 64)|
|8||Damien Mozika (sub 73)|
|11||Andy Barcham(sub 64)|
|22||Karl Hawley(sub 63)|