Latest on Josh Sims, Jon Taylor and Madger Gomes following Doncaster Rovers' win over Portsmouth

Andy Butler has played down concerns over Josh Sims after the winger was forced off during Doncaster Rovers’ win over Portsmouth.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 10:01 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 10:06 am

But the new Rovers boss says Jon Taylor will need a scan to determine the extent of the injury he picked up during the game.

Sims left the pitch just after the hour mark and appeared to be injured, but Butler said the Southampton winger was suffering from an upset stomach.

Taylor limped off after a heavy collision as he was blocked out when attempting to shoot midway through the first half and was replaced by Fejiri Okenabirhie.

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Jon Taylor tumbles during the win over Portsmouth. Picture: Howard Roe/AHPIX

The winger reappeared in the stands later in the evening and was walking with the aid of crutches.

“We’ll get a scan on Jon to see what that is,” Butler said.

“Josh had a bit of a stomach upset.

“A few people looked a bit leggy but we’ve got a few days now to recover and get ready for the weekend.”

Butler made changes to his side, including handing a league debut in goal to academy product Louis Jones while James Coppinger was recalled to the starting XI.

The notable absence from the matchday squad was midfielder Madger Gomes and Butler confirmed that was purely a selection decision.

“It was just a case of someone had to miss out,” Butler said.

“I picked a squad to win the game and luckily for us it did.

“One day it works and another it doesn’t so there will be questions asked if people aren’t involved.”

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