Omar Bogle, Brad Halliday and Madger Gomes absences from Doncaster Rovers' win over Shrewsbury Town explained

Omar Bogle is set to miss more game time for Doncaster Rovers after suffering a calf injury.

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 6:00 am

The striker was not part of the Rovers squad for Saturday’s win at Shrewsbury Town after picking up the injury in training on Friday.

And boss Andy Butler believes it is likely Bogle will miss the next couple of matches.

“Omar dropped out on Friday with a tight calf,” Butler said. “He’s going for a scan on Monday. He just felt it in training yesterday and we just can’t risk him.

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“Possibly he could be out for a few games.

“It’s another injury we cannot help but it has to be a case of one drops out and it’s another opportunity for someone else to take their chance.

“It’s a squad game and it’s timely that Tyreece [John-Jules] is back available.”

Brad Halliday also missed the trip to Shrewsbury as he continues to deal with a back problem.

The right back has sat out Rovers’ last four matches and Butler admits there is no clear picture of when he will be available.

He said: “He’s still got a stiff back. He has been doing work with the physio.

“We tried to get him training on Friday but it was just too soon.

“He did a little bit of work on Thursday and he wasn’t right.”

Butler confirmed that Madger Gomes’ absence from the squad was merely due to the Spanish midfielder not being selected.

“We’ve got a squad of players that I demand excellence of and if you’re not pulling your finger out you don’t get in,” he said.

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