Doncaster Rovers: Trialist Paul Taylor back fit as McCann also runs rule over young midfielder

Paul Taylor, during his time with Bradford City
Paul Taylor, during his time with Bradford City

Trialist Paul Taylor will be back in action for Doncaster Rovers this week after recovering from a groin problem.

The former Ipswich Town and Bradford City forward injured himself in the warm-up of Rovers' friendly with Frickley Athletic earlier this month but played the first half of the game regardless.

After rehabilitating the injury with Rovers, he has been back in training with the club whom he hopes to earn a contract with.

And the 30-year-old will look to impress in Wednesday's friendly with Deeping Rangers.

"Tayls has trained for the last couple of days and looks very good," said Rovers boss Grant McCann, who managed Taylor at Peterborough United.

"Paul will play some minutes at Deeping and we'll take it from there."

Taylor is not the only trialist training at Cantley Park currently with McCann also running the rule over a young midfielder, seen as potentially 'one for the future.'

McCann said: "We've had another boy in to look at for the past week and he's been very good, impressing a lot of the players and coaches.

"Hopefully he'll get some minutes at Deeping as well.

"He's a midfield player. He left his club. We're just having a look at him.

"If we did do anything with him then it'd be more for a a development structure and to work with him and turn him into a player.

"I think we could. He's already a player but I think we could work with him and make him even better.

"He's 20 years of age so he's probably older than most of our players."