Doncaster get Sharp boost
Doncaster striker Billy Sharp should be back within a month - two weeks sooner than expected.
Last Updated: 05/11/10 1:12pm
Doncaster have received a boost with the news that injured striker Billy Sharp should be back two weeks sooner than expected.
The talismanic striker was feared to be out for six weeks after tearing his hamstring in the 2-0 victory against old club Sheffield United on 23rd October.
But Rovers manager Sean O'Driscoll has revealed the 24-year-old - who has scored six Championship goals this term - could be back within a month.
He told the club's official website: "If you talk to Billy he says he wants to play next week.
"The injury was rescanned and from being a 7cm tear it is down to 4cm which is really good news.
"It enables us to do more. He's had one or two different types of treatment and hopefully he will be jogging before the end of the week.
"We don't want to rush it but touch wood, it is looking more like four rather than six weeks out at the minute."
Rovers have signed David Healy on loan from Sunderland for 28 days as cover and the Northern Ireland international striker is expected to go straight into the squad for Saturday's Championship clash with Millwall at the Keepmoat Stadium.