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The Keepmoat Stadium (ATT 6,066) 27th November 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: G Sutton

Doncaster Doncaster Rovers vs Oldham Athletic Oldham

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D Cotterill (69)
I Hume (S/O 90+1)

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D Bouzanis (S/O 90+2)

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Last Updated: 27/11/12 7:15pm

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Clingan: Pushing for a start

Clingan: Pushing for a start

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

Doncaster boss Dean Saunders is expected to field an unchanged side.

With Andy Griffin (hamstring) injured, Saunders made one change from the midweek victory at Carlisle for Saturday's home clash against rivals Scunthorpe.

Paul Quinn returned at full-back and after seeing his side win the M18 derby 4-0, Saunders said: "The same players will be playing against Oldham in our game in hand, which will be a bit unfair really because we've just played three games in a week.

"The players were in [on Sunday] and as well as discussing tactics and looking at DVDs we tried to get as much food down them as possible to help them recover and hopefully we can take that performance into Tuesday night's game."

Midfielder Sammy Clingan made his return from a calf problem as a second-half substitute against Scunthorpe but defender Jamie McCombe (back) and winger Kyle Bennett (knee) are not yet ready to come back into the squad, despite resuming training.

Victory over Oldham will see Rovers move up to second in the table, level on points with League One leaders Tranmere.

Oldham will again be without injured pair Robbie Simpson and James Tarkowski as they prepare for the first game of their double-header with the Rovers.

The Latics head to the Keepmoat Stadium for their League One clash on Tuesday, before hosting Rovers in the FA Cup second round four days later.

Tarkowski is set to miss both games with a foot injury, while Simpson is only likely to be absent for the away trip with a groin problem.

Better news for manager Paul Dickov sees Jose Baxter and Cristian Montano return from one-match suspensions.

Montano's return will see Jonathan Grounds, who scored the decisive goal in the 1-0 victory against Shrewsbury filling in as a makeshift left midfielder, and Connor Brown both vying for a starting place at left-back.

Victory for Dickov's men would see them record three successive league wins for the first time in over two years.

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2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40