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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 33 70
2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
5 Sheffield United 32 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30