Derby County Vs Doncaster Rovers, Sat 19 Dec 2009

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Dean Leacock and Rob Hulse could return to the Derby squad for Doncaster`s visit to Pride Park.

Centre-half Leacock missed the win at Watford with a tight hamstring while leading scorer Hulse has been absent for the last two matches with the same problem.

However, on-loan defender Fredrik Stoor is out after having an injection in his troublesome ankle injury so Paul Connolly will revert to his usual position at right-back having provided cover in the centre of defence recently.

Shaun Barker`s thigh problem will keep him sidelined and fellow centre-back Miles Addison remains out with a foot problem but is not too far away from a return.

Forward Kris Commons will resume training shortly following two months out with a hamstring injury. The Scotland international could take part in a reserve-team fixture next week.

Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll is expected to name an unchanged starting line-up.

O'Driscoll has no new injury or suspension problems as his side chase a fourth straight league win to continue their climb up the table.

Midfielder Martin Woods remains sidelined with a groin problem and could be out until the new year, so Simon Gillett is expected to continue.

Central defender Adam Lockwood returned to the substitutes' bench last week and is hoping to feature, while striker Billy Sharp, who has fired eight goals in his last seven games, is likely to start alongside Dean Shiels.

Rovers have won only once on their travels in the Championship this season, at Crystal Palace earlier this month.

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Doncaster Rovers
Martin Woods
Rob Hulse
Adam Lockwood
Shaun Barker
Kris Commons
Derby County
Paul Connolly
Billy Sharp
Dean Shiels
Miles Addison
Crystal Palace
Dean Leacock
Fredrik Stoor
Simon Gillett

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