Sullivan boost for Rovers

Veteran keeper has not torn calf muscle

Sullivan: Injury boost

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Doncaster Rovers have received a boost after learning veteran goalkeeper Neil Sullivan's calf injury is not serious.

Sullivan picked up the problem against Nottingham Forest at the end of November and had to be substituted in the 4-1 defeat at the City Ground.

There were fears that the 39-year-old had torn his calf muscle, but he was able to play the full 90 minutes of Saturday's 3-0 win at Crystal Palace.

Rovers boss Sean O'Driscoll admitted there had been a concern over Sullivan's fitness, but is confident the former Scotland international will not require a spell out of action.

"He had a scan on Friday morning and that showed a bleeding between the muscles, but there wasn't a tear, so he did some kicking on Friday and we wanted to see if there was a reaction at any minute," said O'Driscoll.

"In some senses we thought that if it tightened up, we would need to bring him off, but then Martin Woods came off with a sore groin, so Neil was on for the duration.

"He's fine and he's had no reaction from the kicking, so touch wood he will be okay."