Norwich City 1 Doncaster Rovers 1

Rovers celebrate. Picture: Steve Uttley
Rovers celebrate. Picture: Steve Uttley

BRIAN Stock made a welcome return from injury as Rovers stopped the rot at Carrow Road.

Doncaster’s skipper was a surprise starter after missing the last month with a back injury.

And Stock’s return helped to galvanise injury-plagued Rovers as they produced their best display since beating Burnley on the first day of February.

Grant Holt prodded the promotion chasing Canaries in front on the half hour when he latched onto Adam Drury’s long diagonal ball into the box and found the net with a first time finish.

But Rovers earned a precious point - and halted a run of four straight defeats without scoring - when John Oster’s 83rd minute corner was inadvertently headed into his own net by defender Drury.

Franck Moussa impressed for Doncaster in a more advanced role as the visitors conjured up more of an attacking threat - after failing to register a single meaningful effort on goal at Swansea on Saturday.

The on loan Leicester midfielder saw his goalbound shot blocked by former Rovers loanee Elliott Ward before the break.

Holt and Aaron Wilbraham both wasted chances for the below-par hosts but Doncaster made their point when Drury headed into his own net -and they thoroughly deserved their rare slice of good fortune for a much more disciplined display.