Injury blow for Doncaster Rovers but positive news on pair

Madger Gomes has suffered a setback in his bid to return to action for Doncaster Rovers after pushing too hard in training.

Thursday, 10th December 2020, 6:21 pm

The Spanish midfielder returned off the bench in the FA Cup tie at Carlisle United after spending the previous five weeks out of action.

But he has since overexerted himself in training and faces a spell on the sidelines for the rest of 2020.

“He got back into training, he did a bit and I think he just let himself go too much and just had a slight knockback,” Moore said.

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“He’s fairly young and he’s getting to know his body well enough.

“One thing you cannot take away from him, and the other players, is the eagerness and desire to want to get back in it and train.

“It’s nice as a manager to see that but you’ve also got to put the reins on them.

“I’ve been saying for weeks that you’re having to put the reins on the players because they want to get back in with the amount of fixtures they are missing.

“They’re coming that thick and fast that in a couple of weeks you can miss four or five games.

“At the same time, when I get them back I want them to stay back. I don’t want bits of them. If it takes an extra week or two, then so be it.”

Moore says such setbacks are part of the learning curve for his young squad and he expects them to avoid such issues in the future.

“Whilever you can credit them on their eagerness to get back in, you’ve got to allow yourself that time to heal and get strong again,” Moore said.

“Sometimes there’s nothing you can do in treatment terms, it’s just taking the time to make sure you are all right.

“He came back and went all out, probably too much too soon.”

There has been more positive news on the injury front this week with both Jon Taylor and Danny Amos ready to return from their respective injuries.

Both have trained this week and will be monitored ahead of Saturday’s clash with Gillingham.

Amos suffered an impact injury against Carlisle while Taylor has been out for five weeks with a muscle strain.

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