Injury update on Cameron John and others as Doncaster Rovers prepare to face Shrewsbury Town

Cameron John remains a doubt for Doncaster Rovers as he looks to shake off the hamstring injury he picked up during the busy festive period in time to face Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday.

Monday, 6th January 2020, 3:40 pm

And Rovers boss Darren Moore revealed several other players are nursing strains and will be assessed in the hours before the clash with the Shrews.

John missed the win over Oxford United on New Years Day after being forced off during the clash with Sunderland when he strained his hamstring stretching for a high ball.

"Cameron was one of the ones that probably had a bit of fatigue," Moore said.

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Cameron John. Picture: Marie Caley

"He's a young boy that has come on this season and done extremely well.

"Apart from one or two niggles and fatigue over the Christmas period we feel we're relatively happy.

"Apart from one or two strains we've managed to come through that gruelling period.

"I feel we managed the team as best as we possibly could in that time.

"There might just be one or two sores and we'll have a look ahead of Tuesday's game to assess where they're at.

"If it means that we've got to leave them for one game then I'd rather do that than risk them for one game and have them out for five or six weeks."

James Coppinger and Jon Taylor were both withdrawn around the hour mark against Oxford with Moore revealing afterwards he was acting to prevent injury to either man.

And Moore said he was pleased to emerge from a period of three games in seven days with a squad that was relatively unscathed.

"I'm delighted that we didn't pick up anything substantial," Moore said.

"James Coppinger and Jon Taylor, I took them off because they'd reached that level and we got some fresher legs on the pitch to see out the game and get an impressive three points."

Matty Blair will continue his recovery from a long term groin injury with minutes for the club's U23s against Rochdale on Tuesday at Cantley Park, (1pm kick off).