Doncaster v Portsmouth preview
Last Updated: 24/08/18 11:31am
Doncaster defender Joe Wright will be assessed before the home game with high-flying Portsmouth.
Wright came off a few minutes before the end of Tuesday's game against Shrewsbury after taking a bang to the head. On-loan midfielder Herbie Kane will also be checked after suffering a dead leg in the goalless draw. Alex Kiwomya could be available after missing three games with a hamstring problem.
Nathan Thompson will rejoin the Portsmouth squad for the first time since suffering a knee injury on the opening day of the season. The former Swindon defender made the trip to Bristol Rovers on Tuesday but was not in the matchday squad for the 2-1 victory, Portsmouth's fourth straight league win.
Dion Donohue (groin) is Portsmouth's only absentee and is expected to return to full training soon. Victory at Doncaster would see Kenny Jackett's side equal the best-ever start to a league campaign in Pompey's history.
Doncaster are unbeaten in their last six league meetings with Portsmouth, winning four whilst drawing the other two.
Doncaster have not kept a league clean sheet at home to Portsmouth since a 0-0 draw in December 1981, conceding 11 goals in the last six such games.
Doncaster have failed to score in seven of their last nine League One matches (W2 D3 L4), netting three goals in the two matches when they did score.
Portsmouth are looking to win their first five league matches of a season for just the second time, also doing so in 1979-80 when they went on to win promotion from the fourth tier.
Portsmouth striker Oliver Hawkins has assisted four goals in his last three league matches - he had assisted no goals in his previous 50 games in the Football League for Pompey and Dagenham & Redbridge.