Sheffield Wednesday Vs Doncaster Rovers, Tue 16 Feb 2010

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Manager Alan Irvine has no new injury or suspension concerns ahead of Sheffield Wednesday's clash with South Yorkshire rivals Doncaster.

Irvine is likely to stick with the same starting line-up that overcame Blackpool 2-0 with Marcus Tudgay continuing to partner Luke Varney in attack.

Midfielder Tommy Miller returned to first-team training last week having been sidelined with a hamstring injury but he will not yet be considered for first-team action.

Defender Lewis Buxton and midfielder Jermaine Johnson (both hamstring) remain out.

Irvine has an unbeaten home record since taking over the Owls hotseat in January with three victories in three after defeating Peterborough, Plymouth and Blackpool.

Doncaster ran out 1-0 winners the last time these two sides met in December with Rovers' current top scorer Billy Sharp - on loan from Sheffield United - grabbing the only goal.

Doncaster boss Sean O'Driscoll is likely to hand new loan signing Elliott Ward his debut.

The 25-year-old has penned a month's loan deal at the Keepmoat Stadium from Championship rivals Coventry where he has struggled for regular first-team football.

Defender Jason Shackell is likely to be missing after he was substituted after just 15 minutes in the 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday following a reaction to his recent hernia operation. Sam Hird could step in as his replacement.

Gareth Roberts is set to have a scan on a knee injury having missed the weekend clash.

Midfielder Dean Shiels was only deemed fit enough for a place on the bench against Forest following an ankle injury but is pushing for a starting berth alongside Sharp.

Adam Lockwood (foot) remains sidelined while Byron Webster is continuing his rehabilitation after breaking his metatarsal last week.

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