Doncaster Rovers: Blades derby chance for Coppinger

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STAR midfielder James Coppinger is set to return to the Doncaster Rovers squad for the first time since August in tomorrow’s top-of-the-table League One derby at home to Sheffield United, writes Steve Hossack.

The club’s longest-serving player, who has been on loan at Nottingham Forest for the last four months, travelled with the squad to Saturday’s game against Preston North End at Deepdale where they equalled a 60-year-old club record of away games without defeat with a 3-0 win.

Manager Dean Saunders believes that Coppinger’s presence - he will be available for the Blades’ game - probably helped raise the performance level of his midfielders.