Stock set for lengthy lay-off

Rovers' Brian Stock has a volley against Peterborough. Picture: Andrew Roe
Rovers' Brian Stock has a volley against Peterborough. Picture: Andrew Roe

DONCASTER Rovers captain Brian Stock could miss the entire relegation run-in after tearing his groin against Brighton.

Stock hobbled off after just nine minutes of Saturday’s 1-1 draw with the Seagulls.

Dean Saunders revealed on Monday that the 30-year-old midfielder has a 10cm tear in his groin and now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Stock, who has been an almost ever-present under Saunders, will be replaced by either Simon Gillett or John Oster in the starting line-up at Nottingham Forest tonight.