DONCASTER ROVERS: Dean Saunders out to hurt rivals

Set to return: Defender Tommy Spurr. Picture: steve parkin
Set to return: Defender Tommy Spurr. Picture: steve parkin

DONCASTER Rovers boss Dean Saunders wants the club to go on the offsensive, starting in tomorrow’s League One clash against Swindon Town at the County Ground tomorrow.

“We are up there at the top of the league along with Tranmere and we want to stay there and I’d like to see us damage the prospects of the teams below us who are also challenging for promotion,” he said.

“I think Swindon will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season but if we beat them tomorrow we’ll be 10 points in front of them.”

Rovers were unable to train at Cantley Park yesterday due to overnight frost but were able to train at the Keepmoat Stadium where the pitch had been covered by plastic sheeting.

Kyle Bennett trained with the squad for the first time in over a month and will come into contention for a place in the side to face the Robins if he suffers no adverse reaction.

Tommy Spurr has shaken off the bug which ruled him out of the midweek JP Trophy tie at Crewe and James Harper is also expected to return.

Teenage defender James Husband has also shaken off the knock sustained at Gresty Road.

Skipper Rob Jones, rested on Tuesday, and Paul Keegan, who was suspended, both return.

But David Syers, who suffered an ankle injury in Saturday’s FA Cup defeat at Oldham, is a big doubt after pulling up halfway through the session. Defender Jamie McCombe (virus) is also a doubt.

Striker Billy Paynter didn’t train yesterday after his grandmother passed away. but is expected to play.