THE Dons will be without influential full-back Mick Butterfield in Sunday’s testing Championship One clash against Workington Town at Derwent Park.
Butterfield picked up a knee injury in the club’s last home game against Keighley ten days ago.
“Mick has been having regular treatment but he’s definitely out of Sunday’s game and probably only 50-50 for the home game against Oldham the following week,” said Dons’ boss Tony Miller.
“It is a blow because Mick has been having an excellent season and helps to get us on the front foot when bringing the ball out of defence.
“I’ve not yet decided who will play there yet; it will probably be either Dean Colton or Stu Sanderson.” Better news for Miller is that prop Jamie Bovill is available again after serving a five-match suspension.
“Jamie has continued to train whilst he’s been out and he’ll come into contention,” said Miller.
The Doncaster boss will also have the services of dual-registered Hull FC back-rower Chris Green, who was unavailable for the Keighley game. With on-loan prop Dom Dee and centre-winger Richard Tafa, having made their debut against the second-placed Cougars, Miller admits: “I’m going to have a selection headache.
“But it is a welcome change after been down to the bare bones in several of our recent games.
“It would be nice to be in a similar position every week.”