Doncaster Rovers: Latest on Donervon Daniels and Cameron John ahead of FA Cup tie

Donervon Daniels has a chance of being passed fit for Doncaster Rovers’ trip to Gillingham in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 4:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 10:43 pm
Donervon Daniels

The centre half suffered a head injury when clashing with Wycombe Wanderers’ Adebayo Akinfenwa in conceding a penalty during Saturday’s defeat.

Daniels was concussed in the incident and is currently following the Football Association’s concussion protocol.

Boss Darren Moore says there is enough time for the 26-year-old to complete the protocol ahead of Sunday’s clash at Gillingham – provided he proceeds through it smoothly.

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“We’re just waiting for Donervon now and we’re following the concussion protocol,” Moore said.

“The next stage is for him to have no symptoms.

“We went through the symptoms test on Tuesday and he was a lot, lot better.

“He’s just got to gradually pick up his training this week and provided there is no ill-effect on him and he’s symptom-free over the next four or five days, then he should be okay.

“It’s a day by day thing with him. If he gets any symptoms or anything then he goes back to day one of the protocol.

“Really, we've just got to try to build him up this week and monitor him.

“If all goes well he'd be available for Sunday.”

With Tom Anderson suspended after being sent off at Wycombe, Moore will be forced into a change in defence.

And Cameron John could be set for his first appearance since mid-September after recovering from a knee injury.

John returned to training with Rovers from parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers last week and is set to feature for the club’s U23s against Exeter City on Tuesday night.

“He’ll have 60 minutes in the game at Exeter,” Moore said.

“And then he’ll be back in the frame for us.”