Scunthorpe have signed Burnley midfielder Kevin McDonald on a month's loan and he could make his debut in the home clash with Doncaster.

McDonald, 21, has figured just once for the Clarets so far this season, coming off the bench to score in the Carling Cup win at Morecambe in August.

Midfielder Garry Thompson has been nursing a groin injury and defensive duo Jim McNulty and Rob Jones have been hampered by an ankle complaint and a broken hand respectively.

However, all three are back in training and their return to fitness means the Iron have no absentees.

Boss Ian Baraclough has also offered a contract to young trialist Paris Cowan-Hall.

The former Portsmouth striker scored for the reserves against Leeds on Tuesday night and could play some part against Rovers if he pens a deal before the weekend.

Doncaster defender Shelton Martis will return to the squad.

Martis missed the home draw with Nottingham Forest due to a groin strain, but gives manager Sean O'Driscoll extra options at the heart of defence.

Skipper Brian Stock will be included after withdrawing from the Wales squad due to lack of match fitness.

Stock has found it hard to break back into O'Driscoll's starting line-up following his latest absence due to a back problem, but will be hoping to play a bigger role.

O'Driscoll has no new injury or suspension problems as his side chase a first win in five league matches, but James Chambers and Wayne Thomas remain sidelined with respective knee injuries.

Striker Billy Sharp will be aiming to add to his three-goal haul this season against his former club.

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