Darren Moore faces Doncaster Rovers selection poser as three key men push for starts

Darren Moore faces a selection headache for Doncaster Rovers this weekend as he welcomes back three players ready to start the clash with Accrington Stanley.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th December 2019, 6:04 pm

Tom Anderson has completed his three match suspension after being sent off against Wycombe Wanderers while Jon Taylor and Niall Ennis could be handed starts following recent injuries.

With a run of four matches in 12 days approaching, Moore is pleased to have more options at his disposal.

“It’s really good,” he said. “I’d rather have that than not have them.

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Tom Anderson

“There was a lot of 50-50s last week with players in terms of do we play them or not? Do we start them or not?

“Again this week, those players will have the opportunity to stake their place in the team for Saturday’s game.

“Right up until the last minute, we'll give them the chance to stake a claim.

“Hopefully everybody will come through the next few days unscathed and we’ll be able to pick from them on Saturday.

“Squad-wise, we seem to be okay. We’ve got one or two back and pressing for starts.

“Tom is back from suspension and Niall Ennis has another week’s training in him.

“We’ll have a look and see how those boys fare on Friday.

“Jon is ready and available and pressing for a start too.

“It’s good to get one or two of these bodies back as we embark on a busy Christmas period.”

It is understood Moore may exercise caution with Ennis after his six week absence but should he not start against Accrington, the Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee would be available for the starting XI at Peterborough United on Boxing Day.

Ennis was one of a handful of senior players to feature in a behind-closed-doors game on Tuesday.

“We had an in-house game to give one or two of them some minutes,” Moore said.

“It was an ideal game for them to play at the training ground because with the Christmas period coming up, they need their minutes.

“Some of the five or six senior pros that played in it will definitely feel the benefit.”