Doncaster Rovers faced with a head-scratcher in key position ahead of Salford City trip

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Grant McCann, the Doncaster Rovers manager, says he is happy to finally have a selection dilemma on his hands at centre-half.

This season has seen Rovers deal with a clutch of injuries to key players and it's meant hardly any continuity across the team. Centre-half has especially been affected, with Joseph Olowu the only out-and-out centre-back to have started 20 or more league games so far this season. Tom Anderson, Richard Wood and Jay McGrath have all been in and out of the team although Owen Bailey has, at times, filled in there too.

Last Saturday against Tranmere was the campaign in a nutshell. Olowu had to go off at half-time, and was replaced by Anderson. McGrath missed out completely after also exiting the action at half-time in the previous game, at Sutton.

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Veterans Anderson and Wood saw out the second half and ensured a vital win for McCann's team.

But with Olowu (hamstring) and McGrath (hip) both expected to be available once more for Tuesday's trip to Salford, it leaves McCann with plenty of options at the back as to who gets the nod from the start at the Peninsula Stadium.

"Tom and Richard are both very experienced, very calm," McCann told the Free Press. "Tranmere brought some quick players on in the second half but they both used their experience and got their bodies across. We feel like we've got good centre-halves at the club.

"We've got Jay (McGrath) obviously too, who we feel is going to be a tremendous talent. As I say we've got good centre-halves but it's been an area for us this season where we've not had enough of them fit. It's been a real issue and it's been hard to get a partnership going because of that.

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"Tranmere was a good win for us but our focus will quickly now turn to Salford.”

Tuesday's game is the first of back-to-back away games, with a short trip to Grimsby Town this coming Saturday.

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