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The Keepmoat Stadium (ATT 7,604) 16th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Harrington

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Paul Quinn: Racing to be fit

Paul Quinn: Racing to be fit

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Doncaster Rovers and Portsmouth at the Keepmoat Stadium

Doncaster hope Paul Quinn will be fit.

Quinn is nursing a knock following the 2-1 win at Bournemouth last Saturday and was a doubt for Tuesday night's postponed home game against Carlisle.

Rovers boss Brian Flynn will check on the full-back before finalising his plans for Pompey.

Injuries to Paul Keegan (thigh), David Syers (ankle) and Martin Woods (calf) has seen Flynn bolster his midfield options with the loan signing of Dean Furman and the Oldham captain will go straight into the squad.

Goalkeeper Gary Woods missed out at Bournemouth after sustaining a thigh injury during the defeat at MK Dons and he will continue to be monitored. Veteran Neil Sullivan was recalled from his loan spell at AFC Wimbledon to start against the Cherries.

Winger Kyle Bennett is still struggling with a knee injury while centre-half Jamie McCombe has recovered from a fractured bone in his back and resumed training, but he is not yet ready to be considered for first-team selection.

Portsmouth are likely to name an unchanged side.

Caretaker boss Guy Whittingham has no new injury worries following the narrow 1-0 defeat at Leyton Orient in midweek.

Whittingham has assured young full-back Dan Butler he will keep his place in the team despite his mistake gifting Orient their winner.

Fellow defender Sam Sodje returned to the squad on Tuesday after a three-match ban but did not get on and is poised to start on the bench again.

There could be one addition to the substitutes if striker John Akinde can shake off the sickness bug which has kept him out of the last two matches.

Experienced duo Patrick Agyemang and David Connolly will continue in attack.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19