Doncaster Rovers: McCann explains Joe Wright absence from Peterborough draw

Joe Wright
Joe Wright

Grant McCann insists he is not too concerned over the ankle injury suffered by Joe Wright which kept him out of Saturday’s draw at Peterborough United.

Wright rolled his ankle in training on Friday and was unable to recover in time for the trip to London Road.

With Andy Butler and Tom Anderson the only recognised senior centre halves available, there had been concerns Rovers would be short of defensive cover.

But McCann believes Wright will be be back quickly from his injury.

“Joe Wright twisted his ankle in training on Friday,” McCann said.

“We’ll know more on Monday morning.

“Joe, I’m sure, will have a scan to see where he is with it.

“We thought he may have been ok but he came in on Saturday morning and assessed it.

“It was a nothing challenge in training that put him out.”

McCann insists he would have been unlikely to look to the loan market for cover, even if Wright’s injury had come well before last Friday’s deadline.

The Rovers boss had spoken just 24 hours earlier of his feeling that his squad may be light on cover at centre half with only three senior players in that position but suggested he would not want to bring another into the club with little chance of usurping those already there.

Expecting a positive diagnosis on Wright, McCann says the situation has not changed.

“I don’t think it’s going to be a big thing,” he said.

“He did it in pre-season training and he was back the next day.

“Just because the game came so quick, I didn’t think it was worth risking him being out for a considerable period of time.

“I think I made the right call on him.”