Doncaster V Grimsby at Keepmoat Stadium : Match Preview

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15 December 2016
Doncaster V Grimsby - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Doncaster without suspended skipper James Coppinger as Grimsby visit

Doncaster will be without suspended skipper James Coppinger for the home game against Grimsby.

Coppinger was shown a straight red card for grabbing Plymouth goalkeeper Luke McCormick by the neck during last week's 2-0 defeat and starts a three-game ban.

Boss Darren Ferguson could opt to recall fit-again striker Andy Williams up front in Coppinger's absence alongside John Marquis and play Liam Mandeville in a deeper role.

Ferguson has no major new injury problems, but Gary McSheffrey (groin), Matty Lund (kidney), Luke McCullough and Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (both knee) are still out.

Defender Ben Davies could return for Grimsby after more than two months on the sidelines.

The 35-year-old is back in training after recovering from a calf injury while Dominic Vose could also return after sitting out last weekend's defeat against Portsmouth with a thigh problem.

The only definite absentee is Sean McAllister, whose groin injury has kept him sidelined since August.

After a bright start under new boss Marcus Bignot, Grimsby have gone three games without a win, losing successive matches to Crawley and Portsmouth.


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