Update on Bogle, Okenabirhie, Bostock and James after Doncaster Rovers count the cost of injuries

Omar Bogle missed Doncaster Rovers’ trip to Crewe Alexandra with a hamstring injury, manager Andy Butler has confirmed.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 9:59 pm

Rovers arrived at Gresty Road without a recognised striker after Bogle reported the injury over the weekend while Fejiri Okenabirhie had not shaken off the foot injury which kept him out of the win over Plymouth Argyle.

“Omar felt his hamstring a little bit after Saturday’s game and we’ve just got to manage him,” Butler said.

“He’s done a lot of work, played a lot of football in the last four games compared to not playing much before that.

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Omar Bogle
Omar Bogle

“With any hamstring injury you’ve got to be careful.

“Obviously we didn’t want to give any information out and let the opposition know we didn’t have any strikers. It’s playing our cards close to our chests.

“We’ll have to look at it before the weekend, along with Fej. Hopefully they’re both in contention but we’ll know more later in the week.

“It was touch and go with Fej. He’s seen the doctor earlier in the day so it was touch and go. We thought he might have a chance but it’s just a slight inflammation on his foot.”

Madger Gomes started up front for Rovers in the 1-0 defeat to Crewe, which ended Butler’s perfect start to life as manager.

He also suffered a pair of blows on the night with both Reece James and John Bostock forced off injured early in the second half.

“I haven’t had chance to speak to the physio just yet but I think Reece has taken a knock to his calf,” he said.

“I think John had a bit of a groin twinge so we brought them both off. With John it was a no brainer bringing him off if he’s got a slight injury and the same with Reece, just with little impact injuries.

“Other than that there’s a few tired legs.

“It’s about managing players. Games are coming thick and fast and it’s about managing game time.

“There’s a lot of effort gone into the last two games and the high intensity running has gone up a bit. We have to be wary of the little injuries that come from that.”

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