Tyreece John Jules to get limited game time for Doncaster Rovers this weekend
Tyreece John-Jules will be permitted to play 30 minutes for Doncaster Rovers in Saturday’s clash with Shrewsbury Town.
The striker has been out of action since January with a hamstring injury which saw him return to parent club Arsenal
John-Jules rejoined Rovers earlier this week but has been working to guidelines set by the Gunners, and that will extend to his return to action on Saturday.
“He’s coming on really well,” Rovers boss Andy Butler said. “He’s looking fit and sharp in training and he’s eager to get going.
“We’re under instructions from Arsenal on how to manage him and we’ll use that to our advantage at the weekend. He’s allowed to play 30 minutes so hopefully he will have an impact when we’re using him.
“It’s about making sure we do the right thing for Tyreece as well. The last thing we want to do is have him come back in and then burn him out.
“We’re making sure, with the help from Arsenal and our sports science department that he is right and ready to go.
“We’ve got a fantastic relationship with Arsenal and we wouldn’t do anything to jeopardise that. It’s their player and rightly so they are looking after him. We thank them for getting him back before the end of the season.
“We’ll use their instructions, along with Rob [Lee, head of sports science] to get what is best for Tyreece. He has a massive future ahead of him.
“It’s managing him for the first two games and probably after that he is set free.
“But even in those games where he will get spells he can make an impact because he’s a very good player.”
Reece James has been given the all-clear having progressed through the Football Association’s concussion protocol.
The left back suffered a concussion after being struck in the face with the ball in Saturday’s defeat to Wigan Athletic.
He took part in non-contact training on Thursday and is set to join in a full session on Friday.
Brad Halliday is still rated as 50-50 for the trip to Shrewsbury as he works through a back injury.
The right back is set to return to training on Friday and will be assessed ahead of the visit to the New Meadow.