Doncaster Rovers Vs Leicester City, Mon 28 Dec 2009

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Doncaster skipper Brian Stock is hoping for a return to first-team action against Leicester following a three-month injury lay-off.

Midfielder Stock was an unused substitute after returning to the bench for the Boxing Day defeat at Coventry. The Wales international has been sidelined since undergoing ankle surgery in September.

Sean McDaid (dislocated knee) is also in contention for a return to the squad after an absence of over 20 months.

Rovers, who lost their first game in five on Boxing Day, have no new injury or suspension worries.

Manager Sean O'Driscoll is still without midfielder Martin Woods (groin), while long-term absentee Steve Brooker (ankle) is not yet ready to return.

O'Driscoll must decide whether to retain Dean Shiels alongside leading goalscorer Billy Sharp in attack, or recall James Hayter to his starting line-up.

Leicester defender Jack Hobbs is a doubt. The centre-half was substituted at half-time during the Foxes` Boxing Day win over Sheffield United after sustaining a dead leg.

Academy product Luke O'Neill replaced him as boss Nigel Pearson shuffled his defence and the 18-year-old could be in line to make his first league start for the club should experienced duo Bruno Berner and Wayne Brown not fully recover from knocks.

Swiss full-back Berner was an unused substitute against the Blades after a recent calf injury.

On-loan striker Martyn Waghorn completes a three-match suspension following his red card in the home defeat to Bristol City earlier this month. He will come back into contention for Swansea's visit in the FA Cup at the weekend.

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