Doncaster Rovers: Confirmed teams for clash with Bristol Rovers

Niall Mason.
Niall Mason.

Niall Mason is the big name absentee from the Doncaster Rovers side to face Bristol Rovers.

Mason misses out entirely of the matchday 18 with Shaun Cummings replacing him at right back for his first league start for Rovers.

That is one of four changes made by Grant McCann to the side that won at Charlton Athletic last weekend in the FA Cup with James Coppinger recalled after sitting out the tie.

Mallik Wilks has been handed his first start since suffering a deadleg against AFC Wimbledon last month while Ali Crawford is back in the starting XI.

Out drop Alfie May, Matty Blair and Tommy Rowe, all of whom are on the bench.

Former Rovers winger Kyle Bennett has been named on the bench for the hosts.

Bristol Rovers: Bonham, Craig, Lockyer, J Clarke, Martin, Partington, O Clarke, Lines, Sercombe, Payne, Nichols. Subs: Smith, Upson, Jakubiak, Reilly, Bennett, Menayese, Rodman.

Rovers: Lawlor; Cummings, T Anderson, Butler, Andrew; Crawford, Whiteman, Kane; Wilks, Marquis, Coppinger. Subs: Marosi, Amos, J Anderson, Blair, Rowe, Taylor, May.