O'Driscoll set to keep the faith

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Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll could field an unchanged starting line-up for the visit of South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

O'Driscoll has no new injury or suspension worries and following Saturday's 3-0 win at Crystal Palace is not expected to make many, if any, changes.

Defender James Chambers and James Hayter returned to the starting line-up at Selhurst Park in place of Sam Hird and midfielder Simon Gillett and the latter could win a recall if O'Driscoll decides to switch his formation.

Goalkeeper Neil Sullivan has recovered from a dead leg, so Ben Smith will stay on the bench, while central defender Adam Lockwood will be hoping to be included in the squad after missing out altogether at Palace.

Rovers are chasing back-to-back league wins for the first time this season.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Brian Laws is expected to make several changes.

Darren Purse could return to help stiffen the defence after a five-match absence and winger Jermaine Johnson is hoping for a recall after starting on the substitutes' bench in Saturday's 2-0 home defeat to Reading.

Laws could also be tempted to make further changes to his midfield and up front but Tommy Miller, who has missed the last three games with a hamstring problem, and Francis Jeffers (foot) remain sidelined.

Striker Warren Feeney, on loan from Cardiff, is pushing for his first start while Laws must choose between Leon Clarke, Marcus Tudgay and Luke Varney, on loan from Derby, for the other forward's slot.

The Owls are chasing their first league win in eight matches, their last victory coming against Coventry at Hillsborough on October 17.

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Doncaster Rovers
Leon Clarke
Sheffield Wednesday
Adam Lockwood
Tommy Miller
Sam Hird
Jermaine Johnson
Ben Smith
James Hayter
Ben Smith
Cardiff City
Warren Feeney
Derby County
James Chambers
Francis Jeffers
Darren Purse
Luke Varney
Crystal Palace
Neil Sullivan
Coventry City
Simon Gillett
Marcus Tudgay

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