Doncaster vs Accrington preview
Last Updated: 22/04/19 8:23pm
Doncaster will check on midfielder Ben Whiteman ahead of the visit of Accrington.
Whiteman returned to action after a month out with an ankle problem for Good Friday's defeat at Sunderland, where he came off at half-time.
Forward John Marquis, given the all clear following concussion, is expected to retain his place in the starting XI, while defender Tom Anderson, fit again following a calf problem, was an unused substitute at the Stadium of Light. Defender Joe Wright (ankle) is stepping up his recovery and goalkeeper Ian Lawlor (shoulder) also continues in rehabilitation.
Accrington will be without goalkeeper Dimitar Evtimov through suspension. The Bulgarian was sent off for a second caution during Saturday's 3-0 home defeat to leaders Luton, so Jonathan Maxted is expected to deputise.
Midfielder Scott Brown could start again having come into the side against Luton, and then being substituted following Evtimov's dismissal. Sam Finley is set to miss the rest of the season after the midfielder suffered a knee injury.
Since winning their first ever encounter against Accrington Stanley in a Football League Trophy quarter-final in November 2006, Doncaster have failed to win the following four in all competitions (D1 L3).
Accrington are unbeaten in their three league meetings with Doncaster (W2 D1), winning 1-0 in the reverse fixture in October.
Doncaster are unbeaten in 13 home league games (W9 D4), their best run since going 22 such games without defeat between April 2016 and March 2017.
Accrington Stanley have won one of their last nine league games on the road (D3 L5), failing to score on five occasions during this run.
Two of Doncaster's last three league goals at the Keepmoat Stadium have been scored via direct free kicks (both courtesy of Danny Andrew) - only one of their previous 87 goals there were scored in this manner.