Doncaster Rovers: Sheffield United clash is ON but Notts County JP Trophy put back

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Rovers’ have confirmed the South Yorkshire derby clash with Sheffield United will go ahead next weekend despite international call-ups.

Luke McCullough and Dean Furman have been called up to represent Northern Ireland and South Africa respectively during the next international period.

And while there is concern Rovers could also lose keeper Sam Johnstone for the clash with the Blades – should he be selected for England U21 duty – the club have moved to confirm the game will take place as planned.

Rovers have also announced their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash with Notts County has also been put back by one week.

Shaun Derry’s Magpies were due to visit the Keepmoat on November 11 but the tie will now be played on November 18 (7.30pm).

County will host Accrington Stanley in the first round of the FA Cup on Sunday so requested for the JP Trophy clash to be rescheduled.

Should Rovers or County draw their respective FA Cup ties this weekend, the JP Trophy meeting will again be postponed to December 9 – a date when the two clubs are scheduled to meet in a rearranged League One match at the Keepmoat.