Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (47 mins)
James Hayter (85 mins)
Graham Dorrans (31 mins)
Chris Brunt ((45 + 2 mins) mins)
Roman Bednar (73 mins)
The Coca-Cola Football League Championship
, Apr 10, 2010
Ground: Keepmoat Stadium , Kickoff: 16:00 , Att 12,708
Woods set for Rovers return Doncaster midfielder Martin Woods is expected to return to the squad for the home game with West Brom.
The Scot missed both matches over the Easter weekend due to tonsilitis, but was back in full training this week and could be recalled to the starting line-up after Sean O'Driscoll's side stumbled to two successive defeats.
Leading goalscorer Billy Sharp remains sidelined with the torn thigh muscle he sustained in the recent win at South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley, so Paul Heffernan, a surprise recall after his return from a loan spell at Bristol Rovers, could continue alongside James Hayter.
Another loanee, Wolves central defender Jason Shackell, is hoping to play again this season after a groin problem, but is not yet ready, while skipper Brian Stock has also refused to give up on another first-team appearance as he recovers from back surgery.
O'Driscoll has no other new injury or suspension problems as his side chase only their second league win in six matches.
Gianni Zuiverloon and Jerome Thomas will miss West Brom`s potential promotion-winning trip while James Morrison, Steven Reid and Chris Wood are also doubts.
Right-back Zuiverloon was forced off shortly after half-time in Easter Monday`s 1-1 draw at Watford having sustained a thigh strain and has been ruled out for two weeks, while winger Thomas is still feeling the effects of his hamstring strain.
Midfielder Morrison, meanwhile, is struggling with a hamstring strain of his own and will be assessed as late as possible along with right-back Reid (also hamstring) and New Zealand international striker Wood (illness), although the latter two both trained on Thursday.
Reuben Reid has returned from his loan spell at relegated Peterborough and is available for the trip to the Keepmoat Stadium.
Albion will definitely secure their fourth promotion to the Premier League in nine seasons if they beat Rovers, while a top-two finish will also be secured if Nottingham Forest fail to win at home to Ipswich.
Doncaster vs West Brom
Last modified 15:41 20/04/10
Baggies back in the big time West Brom secured promotion back to the Barclays Premier League with a 3-2 victory over Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Graham Dorrans fired a glorious free-kick past Neil Sullivan to give the Baggies the lead after 30 minutes before Chris Brunt seized on a poor defensive header to double their advantage in first-half injury time.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas responded for Doncaster in the 47th minute but Roman Bednar's 73rd-minute strike re-established West Brom's lead.
James Hayter did pull one back for Rovers but it was not enough to prevent the visitors securing their return to the top flight after just one season in the Coca-Cola Championship.
Hayter had earlier had the first meaningful effort on goal after running onto a lovely reverse pass by John Oster. The forward twisted his way past two defenders but Albion goalkeeper Scott Carson was able to tip his shot over the crossbar.
The Baggies defence was under more pressure moments later as James Chambers burst into the box but Jonas Olsson made a great block.
It was the Baggies who took the lead against the run of play on the half-hour mark as Dorrans brilliantly curled home a free-kick beyond Sullivan's despairing dive into the top corner.
The goal stunned Doncaster and they were fortunate not to be two goals down a couple of minutes later as Simon Cox failed to hit the target from Robert Koren's ball across the box.
Rovers should have been level just before the break but Shelton Martis failed to make contact with Emmanuel-Thomas' free-kick and Carson was just able to keep the ball out.
Brunt then extended the Baggies' lead as he took advantage of a defensive blunder by former West Brom man Chambers. The defender did not see Brunt racing in behind him and his header back to Sullivan was intercepted by the Northern Ireland midfielder.
Sullivan kept out his first effort but Brunt made no mistake as he tapped home the rebound with the last action of the first half for the Baggies' 100th goal in all competitions this campaign.
Rovers hit back within two minutes of the restart as Emmanuel-Thomas received the ball on the right side of the box from Hayter, the on-loan Arsenal midfielder drove into the area before wrong-footing an unsighted Carson with his left-footed shot.
The home side were cut apart in the 55th minute by Dorrans' long pass and it took a brave tackle from James O'Connor to deny Bednar, while Steven Reid saw his header fly just wide from the resulting corner.
Cox then had a goal ruled out due to Bednar being offside in the build-up as the visitors continued to carve out the clearer chances.
Doncaster pushed forward in search of an equaliser but their hopes of earning a point were dealt a blow after a poor clearance from Chambers allowed Brunt to cross and Bednar guided the ball home at the far post.
Rovers set up a nervy finish as Hayter was left unmarked to pull one back with a fine header and the forward then somehow failed to convert from close range as the hosts threw caution to the wind late on.
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Substitution||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Rating|
|6||James Chambers(sub 78)|
|4||Jordon Mutch(sub 78)|
|14||Paul Heffernan(sub 78)|
|29||Waide Fairhurst(sub 78)|
|11||Adam Lockwood(sub 78)|
|22||Dean Shiels(sub 78)|
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Substitution||Rating|
|31||Simon Cox(sub 63)|
|9||Roman Bednar(sub 76)|
|10||Ishmael Miller(sub 76)|
|12||Giles Barnes(sub 63)|