Doncaster Rovers awaiting Robertson and Sims verdicts but Bogle and Bostock ruled out

Doncaster Rovers are waiting for the verdict on Scott Robertson after boss Andy Butler revealed he was forced out of Saturday’s draw with Northampton Town due to an infected toe.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 1:59 pm

Robertson started the game but was subbed off around half an hour in after struggling with his foot. He will have the issue assessed on Monday but Butler is hopeful he will be declared fit to face Oxford United on Tuesday night.

“Scott has got an infected big toe,” Butler said. “He is seeing a foot specialist on Monday afternoon.

“His toe is very enflamed. He had a numbing injection before the game and it never really dealt with the situation.

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Scott Robertson receives treatment during the clash with Northampton. Picture: Ed Sykes/AHPIX

“When you get a bruised toenail, it can become really sore. You’re obviously using it constantly so it can swell up and get enflamed.

“He’s just being checked over. Hopefully he’ll be in the squad for Tuesday night but it just depends on what is said this afternoon.”

Josh Sims is another player booked in to see a specialist on Monday after experiencing a nerve issue which has hampered his game.

Sims was not involved against Northampton with the problem in his back causing him to feel a loss of power in his left leg.

“Josh is seeing the specialist on Monday afternoon,” Butler said.

“We’ll take it from there. We don’t know anything ourselves until the specialist sees it.

“He won’t be available for Tuesday.”

The Oxford game will come to soon for both Omar Bogle and John Bostock, Butler confirmed but he is confident the pair will be ready for this weekend’s trip to Gillingham.

“Omar is looking really good and really strong,” he said.

“He won’t be available for Oxford but the weekend is looking positive.

“He’s reacted really well to the treatment and he’s looking strong in the gym.

“Hopefully John will be back for the weekend too.

“Speaking the physio, he’s another one that is reacting well to treatment.

“We’ve just got to be mindful of their bodies because we don’t want to bring them back too soon and risk losing them for longer.

”Everyone else seems okay. We’ll get the wellness report on Tuesday morning just to make sure but they’ve looked sharp in training.”

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