TEAM NEWS: Doncaster Rovers v Leeds United: Brown, Suk-Young may have to settle for bench duty

Yun Suk-Young
Yun Suk-Young

Paul Dickov’s injury headache might have eased somewhat this week but he has one eye on a busy festive schedule as he contemplates rotating his threadbare squad.

Yun Suk-Young has recovered from an ankle injury and was back at Cantley Park this week after returning to QPR for treatment.

Harry Forrester, James Husband and Paul Keegan have all stepped up their respective rehabilitation programmes over the last week.

While Dickov was also boosted by Chris Brown’s earlier than expected return to action at the Reebok Stadium.

However, the returnees won’t be rushed back into the starting eleven.

Dickov said: “Yun’s got a slight chance tomorrow. He’s not done a lot of work, he’s been with the fitness coach most of the week.

“He’ll join in [today] and we’ll have a look at him for Saturday.

“But with him and Browny we’ve got to be careful because they’ve been out for a four to five week period.

“What we don’t want to do is push them back in there too early, as in starting them, and then lose them for the Christmas period.

“We put Browny on the bench last week with a view to only using him if we really had to. I wasn’t expecting to be in that position at half time, needing to change it. But he’ll be a lot better with 45 minutes under his belt and I thought he made a difference.

“Kiko and Theo have done really well, and the team’s done well to pick up the points we have since he’s been out.

“But it’s no secret we’ve missed Browny with his presence up there and the way he brings other people into games.”