Doncaster Rovers: Latest on West Brom loanee Rayhaan Tulloch's injury recovery

Doncaster Rovers are awaiting news from West Bromwich Albion on the recovery of loanee Rayhaan Tulloch.

Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 5:00 pm

The forward has returned to his parent club to rehab a hamstring injury he picked up early into Rovers’ win at Charlton Athletic.

Rovers boss Darren Moore confirmed Tulloch will miss at least the next couple of weeks of action but said he is hopeful of positive news on the 19-year-old early next week.

“I’ll be speaking to the powers that be at West Brom to see what the prognosis is,” Moore told the Free Press.

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Rayhaan Tulloch

“He’s not with us at the moment because we wanted to send him there for him to get it scanned right and we’ll work closely with the club when he comes back to us.

“Hopefully as we get to the thick end of the games that are coming up, he’ll be back.

“We’ll assess it after the weekend and will hopefully have some more positive news next week on him.”

Moore admitted he needs to be mindful that young loanees such as Tulloch are experiencing their first taste of senior football, and the demands on their bodies that come with that.

“When young players come in, they do with undoubtable, unbelievable talent but you have to give them time to bed in because it’s their first real experience of first team football,” he said.

“When you’re playing at League One level, you’ve just got to manage them.

“Rayhaan hit the ground running and did really well. He had a game and a second full week’s training and he’s just got to the end of the week and tweaked it a bit in the Charlton game.

“We did the right thing taking him off because it could have been much worse.

“The big thing is that we get it right so when he comes back, he stays back.

“We’ll all have learned from it.”

Jason Lokilo is set to be available for Rovers this weekend as they travel to Portsmouth. The winger has been out for a fortnight with a hamstring problem but returned to training this week, along with Reece James who had suffered a knee injury.

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