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Doncaster will be without suspended skipper Martin Woods for the home clash with QPR, while Dean Shiels and Jason Shackell face late fitness tests.

Midfielder Woods, handed the captain's armband in the absence of Brian Stock, sits out a one-game ban after his dismissal for two bookable offences at Plymouth.

Centre-half Shackell, on loan from Wolves, missed the defeat at Home Park due to a groin injury and midfielder Shiels hurt his ankle while on duty with Northern Ireland. Both players face late fitness tests.

But Rovers could be boosted by the return of central defenders Adam Lockwood (foot) and Byron Webster (elbow), who have both been out since the beginning of last month.

Left-back Gareth Roberts is expected to be fit after being forced off in the second half at Plymouth with a bruised ankle.

New loan signings Steven Reid and Tommy Williams have been added to the QPR squad.

Boss Jim Magilton swooped for Blackburn midfielder Reid after serious knee injuries accounted for Martin Rowlands and Gavin Mahon, while Peterborough's Williams will provide competition for Gary Borrowdale at left-back.

Borrowdale is fit after missing the 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday a fortnight ago through illness while fellow defender Damion Stewart also returns after an ankle knock.

But centre-half Fitz Hall suffered a back injury at Hillsbrough and misses out.

Strikers Rowan Vine (hernia) and Angelo Balanta (groin) are back in light training but will not be risked while Alessandro Pellicori and Lee Cook (both knee) are still out.

Veteran midfielder Gareth Ainsworth has joined Wycombe on loan while goalkeeper Tom Heaton's three-month deal at Loftus Road has come to an end.

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Peterborough United
Doncaster Rovers
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Gary Borrowdale
Sheffield Wednesday
Martin Woods
Adam Lockwood
Jason Shackell
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Blackburn Rovers
Brian Stock
Championship
Angelo Balanta
Alessandro Pellicori
Damion Stewart
Martin Rowlands
Byron Webster
Tom Heaton
Fitz Hall
Queens Park Rangers
Steven Reid
Dean Shiels
Tom Heaton
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Rowan Vine
Gavin Mahon
Plymouth Argyle
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