Doncaster Rovers: Fergie on keeper alert

Darren Ferguson will look to bring in a goalkeeper if Thorsten Stuckmann faces a spell out injured.

Thursday, 28th January 2016, 5:00 am
Thorsten Stuckmann receives treatment after landing heavily.

Stuckmann went off at half time during Tuesday night’s defeat to Port Vale after landing heavily on his shoulder and was scheduled to have an X-ray yesterday.

Ferguson told the Star he has confidence in number two Marko Marosi but would not be comfortable putting under-18s goalkeeper Louis Jones on the bench.

Ferguson said: “Thorsten will have an X-ray and if that is a long term one, or even a short term one, it might force my hand to try and get a goalkeeper in.

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“Saying that, I thought Marko [Marosi] did quite well when he came on. I thought he did well to close the boy down for their second goal. He just got the ricochet and it’s gone in. But I thought he was fine, I had no problem putting him in.

“The only thing then is you’ve got a really young kid on the bench, so it’s something I wouldn’t like to do to him if he had to come on - he’s too young for that.

“We’ll see what the X-ray results are and take it from there.”

Ferguson was also asked on Tuesday night how many players currently injured - Nathan Tyson, Andy Butler, Harry Middleton and Cameron Stewart - would be fit to return against Walsall next Tuesday.

“None,” he replied. “They’ll all be out next Tuesday.

“There’s a good chance they’ll be fit for the Scunthorpe game - all of them. But I think Walsall’s going to be too early.

“With muscle injuries you run the risk of bringing people back too quickly so we’ve got to have some common sense about it.”