Doncaster Rovers: Club braced for potential bad news on Husband

James Husband suffered a hamstring injury at Ipswich
James Husband suffered a hamstring injury at Ipswich
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Rovers could be without James Husband for the crucial relegation run in after the full back suffered a hamstring injury at Ipswich.

Husband pulled up sharply after taking a free kick during the second half at Portman Road.

And it is understood Rovers officials were bracing themselves for bad news on Husband’s prospects of being fit for the final four games of the campaign.

“James felt his hamstring just as he kicked the ball,” boss Paul Dickov said.

“It will be a blow for us because he’s been doing really well.

“He’s a top young player.

“This is exactly why we wanted to keep Enda Stevens until the end of the season.

“We didn’t want to get caught short.”

Aston Villa loanee Stevens is likely to deputise for Husband should he be ruled out of Friday’s clash with Derby at the Keepmoat.

Dickov is hoping to have Richie Wellens (foot) and Lucas Neill (hamstring) fit for Friday night’s game though he insists he is willing to wait for the Easter Monday trip to Millwall if it means they will be in optimum condition.

Both men sat out the 2-1 defeat to Ipswich.

n Former Rovers loanee Reece Wabara has cancelled his contract with Manchester City in order to find a new club.

The defender – who spent the first four months of the season on loan at the Keepmoat – was out of contract at Eastlands this summer and City agreed to release him early to become a free agent.