Wilson makes Walsall loan switch

Mark Wilson. Picture: Liz Mockler D9665LM
Mark Wilson. Picture: Liz Mockler D9665LM

MARK Wilson has been allowed to join League One side Walsall on a one-month loan deal - despite an injury blow to fellow midfielder John Oster.

Wilson, 32, has made just three substitute appearances for Rovers this season and has not figured at all under new boss Dean Saunders.

The former Manchester United and Middlesbrough midfielder has also been granted permission to play in the Saddlers’ first round FA Cup tie next month.

Wilson has made 158 appearances for Doncaster but his days at the club appear to be numbered.

He is out of contract in the summer and his move to Walsall is the ideal opportunity to put himself in the shop window.

Oster, meanwhile, could be sidelined for two months with a neck injury that requires surgery.

Saunders told the Free Press earlier in the week that he expected to be without Oster for 2-3 weeks - but that period now looks certain to be considerably longer.

James Coppinger, Ryan Mason and James Hayter all come in contention to replace Oster against Coventry tomorrow.