Josh Sims injury ‘a blot on the evening’ for Doncaster Rovers boss in Swindon Town win

Darren Moore insisted it was too early to provide a diagnosis on Josh Sims but admitted the winger’s injury marred Doncaster Rovers’ win over Swindon Town.

By Liam Hoden
Tuesday, 15th December 2020, 10:03 pm

Sims pulled up with a hamstring injury midway through the second half of the 2-1 triumph.

The Rovers boss hopes to have a verdict on the Southampton loanee later in the week but was not confident of good news.

“It’s too early to say after him coming off with it really,” Moore said.

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Josh Sims in action against Swindon Town

“We’ll see on Wednesday but it might be a couple of days before it settles down.

“It was a blot on the evening really.

“It was disturbing but we’ll see what the next couple of days brings and go from there.”

“Just as we’re getting one or two back off the treatment table, hopefully we don’t lose the bodies we have on the pitch.

“We need as many bodies as we can as we’re short as it is already.

“Losing players is not something we want at this stage of the season.

Moore revealed that Joe Wright will be fit and available to face Burton Albion on Saturday.

The centre half suffered a calf strain in the win at Northampton Town and missed the clashes with Gillingham and Swindon.

Jon Taylor continued his comeback with another substitute appearance, replacing Sims fo the final half hour of the game.

A Reece James brace helped Rovers to the victory with Swindon netting a late consolation effort from the spot through Diallang Jaiyesimi after a foul from Brad Halliday.

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