Doncaster vs Charlton preview
Last Updated: 01/03/19 12:12pm
Doncaster defender Tom Anderson will miss the Sky Bet League One fixture against Charlton.
A clash of heads led to Anderson being withdrawn just before the half hour in the 2-0 defeat at Shrewsbury in midweek and he was later diagnosed with concussion.
On-loan Liverpool midfielder Herbie Kane missed out on Tuesday because of a groin injury but should be back in contention for the visit of the Addicks to the Keepmoat Stadium. Goalkeeper Ian Lawlor (shoulder) and defender Joe Wright (ankle) are long-term absentees.
Charlton boss Lee Bowyer expects Lyle Taylor to be available. The striker rolled his ankle in last weekend's win at AFC Wimbledon and left the stadium in a protective boot, but Bowyer said that was purely a precautionary measure.
Fellow striker Josh Parker was absent against the Dons because of a bug, which has also affected midfield pair Darren Pratley and Tariqe Fosu this week, leaving all three doubtful to face Rovers. Defender Lewis Page (tendon) and midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey (knee) remain sidelined.
Only one of the previous 11 league meetings between Doncaster and Charlton have ended in a draw, with the Yorkshire side winning three and losing seven.
Charlton are unbeaten in their last three league games against Doncaster (W2 D1), last suffering defeat against them back in January 2014.
Doncaster Rovers have scored 31 goals across their last 11 home games in all competitions, losing just one of those matches (W8 D2 L1), a 0-2 defeat against Premier League side Crystal Palace in the FA Cup.
Charlton have scored 22 goals from set piece situations in League One this season - more than any other side.
No League One player has provided more assists this season than Doncaster's James Coppinger (11).