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Doncaster Rovers Vs West Bromwich Albion, Sat 10 Apr 2010

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Doncaster midfielder Martin Woods is expected to return to the squad for the home game with West Brom.

The Scot missed both matches over the Easter weekend due to tonsilitis, but was back in full training this week and could be recalled to the starting line-up after Sean O'Driscoll's side stumbled to two successive defeats.

Leading goalscorer Billy Sharp remains sidelined with the torn thigh muscle he sustained in the recent win at South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley, so Paul Heffernan, a surprise recall after his return from a loan spell at Bristol Rovers, could continue alongside James Hayter.

Another loanee, Wolves central defender Jason Shackell, is hoping to play again this season after a groin problem, but is not yet ready, while skipper Brian Stock has also refused to give up on another first-team appearance as he recovers from back surgery.

O'Driscoll has no other new injury or suspension problems as his side chase only their second league win in six matches.

Gianni Zuiverloon and Jerome Thomas will miss West Brom`s potential promotion-winning trip while James Morrison, Steven Reid and Chris Wood are also doubts.

Right-back Zuiverloon was forced off shortly after half-time in Easter Monday`s 1-1 draw at Watford having sustained a thigh strain and has been ruled out for two weeks, while winger Thomas is still feeling the effects of his hamstring strain.

Midfielder Morrison, meanwhile, is struggling with a hamstring strain of his own and will be assessed as late as possible along with right-back Reid (also hamstring) and New Zealand international striker Wood (illness), although the latter two both trained on Thursday.

Reuben Reid has returned from his loan spell at relegated Peterborough and is available for the trip to the Keepmoat Stadium.

Albion will definitely secure their fourth promotion to the Premier League in nine seasons if they beat Rovers, while a top-two finish will also be secured if Nottingham Forest fail to win at home to Ipswich.

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Peterborough United
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Championship
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