Doncaster Rovers: Jones set for verdict on neck issue

Rob Jones. Picture: Andrew Roe
Rob Jones. Picture: Andrew Roe

Rob Jones will today discover whether he has a chance of being ready for the start of the League One season.

Rovers’ club captain will once again see a specialist over his neck injury and is hoping for the all-clear to resume full training.

Jones has trained all summer with the Rovers’ squad but is barred from heading the ball following a procedure to fuse his vertebrae.

It is understood should the 34-year-old not be given the all-clear it will be several weeks before he next sees the specialist.

However, Rovers boss Paul Dickov refused to put a timescale on Jones’ recovery, should he receive bad news today.

“We have to wait and see what happens on Monday,” Dickov said.

“I think it’s something we can’t and it would not be fair to put a timescale on.

“We’re hopeful he goes there and gets the all clear.

“On a positive note, apart from heading the ball, Rob has taken part in virtually every session in pre-season and had no reaction.”

Jones has not played for Rovers since October last year.