Selection process as Doncaster Rovers welcome back Fejiri Okenabirhie and Reece James

Darren Moore insists Fejiri Okenabirhie and Reece James will not simply walk back into his Doncaster Rovers side this weekend.

Tuesday, 10th March 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th March 2020, 7:43 am

Okenabirhie has completed the three match suspension picked up with his sending off at Gillingham last month.

And James has recovered from the severe laceration to his shin suffered a month ago.

Danny Amos has stepped in at left back in James’ absence and has performed well.

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Fejiri Okenabirhie

And Devante Cole has started the matches played by Rovers during Okenabirhie’s suspension.

“Devante has still got a chance for next week,” Moore said. “It doesn’t change anything.

“Fej has got to earn his chance to come back in - as has Reece James.

“We’ve got a full week of training and we’ll go to work again.

“I’ll see the shape of the team on the eve of the next game and I’ll select a team I feel is right for the game.

“It’s great to have both of them back in. They played 90 minutes on Friday night and I’m pleased with that. We’ll see how we are at the weekend.”

Cole has yet to score his first goal for Rovers while Okenabirhie has netted twice in five appearances for the club following his move from Shrewsbury Town.

Moore has spoken previously of his appreciation of Cole’s efforts away from goalscoring and is likely to give the 24-year-old the chance to retain his place when Rovers host AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.