Doncaster Rovers v Middlesbrough: stats at a glance

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Doncaster (19) v Middlesbrough (10)

Doncaster have no new problems with boss Paul Dickov likely to name an unchanged starting line-up.

Gabriel Tamas and Abdoulaye Meite both started in defence in the midweek win over Charlton while fellow January arrival Billy Sharp partnered Chris Brown, who recovered from a knock to play, in attack.

Harry Forrester has missed the last two matches with injury and looks set to remain on the sidelines while Rob Jones (neck) has resumed training after three months out and is nearing a return to first-team contention.

Middlesbrough defender Rhys Williams is out as he prepares to undergo ankle surgery following a suspected ruptured Achilles tendon during Tuesday night’s 0-0 home draw with Wigan.

Central defender Jonathan Woodgate was unavailable for that game with a thigh problem and is likely to be absent once again while midfielder Faris Haroun has had his contract cancelled by mutual consent.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Doncaster L L W D W; Middlesbrough D W W L D

Top scorers (all competitions): Chris Brown (Doncaster) 6; Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) 9

Match odds: H 5-2 A 10-11 D 5-2

Referee: Andy Davies (Hampshire)