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The Keepmoat Stadium (ATT 6,437) 6th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Clark

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Winnall: Ruled out for Shrews

Winnall: Ruled out for Shrews

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Doncaster and Shrewsbury at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Doncaster will be without skipper Rob Jones for the visit of the Shrews.

Jones received his fifth yellow card of the season during the 3-1 home defeat to Preston on Tuesday night and must serve a one-match suspension.

"I'm disappointed that Rob will miss the next game because it is going to be a tough one," said Rovers boss Dean Saunders, who is likely to call on Shelton Martis to replace Jones at centre-half.

"In an ideal world, if he had been booked on Saturday then he would have missed the Chesterfield game in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy which might have helped us a bit more."

Midfielder James Harper is hopeful of returning to the squad after missing out in midweek through illness.

On-loan striker Iain Hume is set to be restored to the starting line up after being ineligible against his parent club Preston.

Saturday's game will be the first meeting between the two sides since the ill-fated campaign of 1997/98 which saw Doncaster relegated from the Football League.

Shrewsbury will be forced to make a change in attack after Sam Winnall was ruled out for around two weeks.

The on-loan Wolves striker was making only his second appearance for Town in Tuesday night's goalless draw at Brentford when he was forced off after just 16 minutes nursing a minor hamstring tear.

That is likely to mean a recall for Terry Gornell, or a surprise start for Ryan Doble, alongside Marvin Morgan.

Town could count themselves unlucky not to come away from Griffin Park with all three points in midweek having initially been awarded a penalty for what appeared to be a clear-cut handball, before the referee reversed the call having spoken to his assistant.

Shrews' positive performance is likely to see changes kept to a minimum by manager Graham Turner, who remains without left-back Joe Jacobson (ankle).

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1 Bristol City 32 67
2 Milton Keynes Dons 32 62
3 Swindon Town 32 60
4 Preston North End 31 59
5 Sheffield United 31 52
6 Bradford City 31 45
7 Doncaster Rovers 32 45
8 Fleetwood Town 32 44
9 Oldham Athletic 31 43
10 Chesterfield 32 42
11 Gillingham 32 42
12 Port Vale 32 42
13 Rochdale 30 41
14 Walsall 32 41
15 Peterborough United 32 41
16 Barnsley 32 41
17 Scunthorpe United 31 40
18 Notts County 31 38
19 Crewe Alexandra 32 38
20 Colchester United 32 34
21 Coventry City 31 33
22 Crawley Town 32 33
23 Leyton Orient 31 32
24 Yeovil Town 32 29