Doncaster Rovers injury update on James Coppinger, Tyreece John-Jules, Reece James and Brad Halliday ahead of Burton Albion clash

James Coppinger has been passed fit for Doncaster Rovers’ clash with Burton Albion on Tuesday.

By Liam Hoden
Monday, 12th April 2021, 4:48 pm

The veteran missed Saturday’s defeat to Wigan Athletic with a knee injury but is set to be part of the squad for the clash at the Keepmoat.

“James is fine now,” boss Andy Butler said. “He’s recovered and in the squad.”

Reece James will miss the game as he follows the Football Association’s concussion protocol.

James Coppinger

The versatile full back was struck in the face by the ball from close range during the Wigan game, which forced him off at half time.

Butler said: “Reece is going to struggle for Tuesday and then it goes back to the guidance and protocol on concussion so we’ll see how he is for the weekend.”

Brad Halliday is rated at 50-50 for the game as he continues to struggle with a back issue.

“He’s still got a stiff back but hopefully with a bit more treatment he will be there or there abouts,” the Rovers boss said.

Cameron John may also miss out having suffered a family bereavement.

“Cam will be monitored for tomorrow night,” Butler said.

Tyreece John-Jules has returned to training with Rovers having completed his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Parent club Arsenal have requested that he takes part in full training with Rovers this week before being permitted to play, but the striker could be part of Saturday’s trip to Shrewsbury Town.

Butler said: “Tyreece trained with the squad and looked fine. Unfortunately due to guidance from the parent club and making sure he is back fit, he won’t be available for Tuesday.

“But hopefully we can get him some game time at the weekend.

“It’s a big plus for the squad to have someone of Tyreece’s quality. Anyone would benefit from having him as part of the squad.

“We’re confident he could be ready for the weekend. He looked very good in training on Monday and you can see the quality he has got.

“What a miss he has been for the side, someone with that ability and talent.

“He looks really fit and really fresh so that is a big positive for us.”


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