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Doncaster Rovers Vs Reading, Sat 15 Jan 2011

Souza set for Rovers return (©PAphotos)
Souza set for Rovers return (©PAphotos).

Doncaster defender Dennis Souza will return to the squad for the home clash with Reading following suspension.

The Brazilian, a free signing in November following his summer release from Barnsley, missed last week's FA Cup clash with Wolves due to a one-game ban.

Midfielder Martin Woods, an unused substitute last week, is also hoping to feature following his recent struggles with a groin injury.

But Rovers will still be without skipper Brian Stock (back) and Mustapha Dumbuya due to a knee problem, while fellow defender Shelton Martis, who has had a special boot fitted to aid his recovery from an ankle injury, and Wayne Thomas (calf) remain sidelined.

Defenders George Friend and James Chambers returned last week from respective knee injuries and are again in contention and midfielder Simon Gillett (knee) is hoping to be included after being sidelined since mid-October.

Shane Long has been passed fit for Reading's trip.

Long made his tally seven goals in the last six games last weekend with the winner in the FA Cup defeat of West Brom, but was replaced after taking a knock.

However, the Republic of Ireland international is fit to keep his place in attack.

The Royals should also have Andy Griffin available for selection.

The right-back was rested for the FA Cup win and saw Shaun Cummings turn in an excellent performance in his place to give manager Brian McDermott a dilemma.

Defender Zurab Khizanishvili is a doubt after he picked up a knee injury, but club captain Ivar Ingimarsson is available after shaking off a long-term hamstring injury which has so far ruled him out of the whole season.

Julian Kelly has joined Lincoln on loan.

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