Bamogo not fit for Posh

Limped off: Habib Bamogo suffered his injury at Leeds United on Saturday.                Picture: Steve uttley
Limped off: Habib Bamogo suffered his injury at Leeds United on Saturday. Picture: Steve uttley
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DONCASTER Rovers’ attacking midfielder Habib Bamogo will miss Saturday’s home game against Peterborough United.

Bamogo, who was starting his third successive game for Rovers, limped off with a hamstring injury midway through the first half of Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Leeds.

“I thought he did well while he was on the pitch,” said Rovers’ boss Dean Saunders. “I don’t think it is too bad. He will be out this weekend but there could be a chance of him playing against Brighton the week after.”

Left-back Tommy Spurr, carried off following a clash of heads in the closing stages of Saturday’s game with concussion, will be assessed today and may not train but he is expected to be fit for the Peterborough game.

Saunders gave his players the day off yesterday to get over their ‘disappointment’ of losing a two-goal lead.

Some were due to train today while others will feature in a behind-closed-doors practice match against Lincoln City at the club’s training ground.

The club, who will be dealing with the incident ‘in house’ said yesterday that they will not be making any statement on the trouble which flared in the tunnel at the end of Saturday’s game at Elland Road.

Saunders felt the incident served to detract from what he felt had been another good performance by his side.

“It was a game that we deserved to win and it is probably the best organised we’ve been as a side since I’ve been here,” he said yesterday.

“We created a lot of chances and in addition to the two goals we also hit the post and the crossbar. There was a bit of luck involved with two of their goals and we are just not getting the rub of the green at the moment.”

Saunders made several changes to the side beaten 3-1 at home by Blackpool in midweek and said that he had been happy with the results.

“We brought Simon Gillett in to stop Robert Snodgrass getting a lot of crosses in and I thought it worked well. I felt that we needed a bit more size and strength in midfield against Leeds so we brought in Giles Barnes.

“He’s got a lot of things that you look for in a footballer; it has just been a case of trying to get him to fit in with our formation at times.

“I also thought Mamadou Bagayoko did well. A lot of players struggle when they first come over here; it takes time.

“But I was pleased with him; he scored two and could have had a third.”