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Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Doncaster and Bournemouth at the Keepmoat Stadium.

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Jones: Major doubt

Jones: Major doubt

Captain Rob Jones is a major doubt for Doncaster.

Jones was taken to hospital with a badly swollen forehead on Tuesday night following a clash of heads with a Crewe player midway through the first half of Rovers' 2-0 home defeat.

The defender suffered concussion and will continue to be monitored but it is likely that Shelton Martis, who came on as Jones' replacement at centre-half against Alex, will return to the starting line-up.

The same can also be said of David Cotterill who has recovered from his recent calf complaint.

However, fellow winger Kyle Bennett will remain on the sidelines with a knee injury and is not expected to be fit until the end of the month.

Eddie Howe has question marks over the fitness of a number of players as he looks to extend his six-game unbeaten start to his second spell with Bournemouth.

Josh McQuoid, who scored the winning goal against Shrewsbury in midweek, picked up a knock in that victory but should be fit while strikers Wes Thomas and Steve Fletcher are both doubts.

Thomas, who is yet to feature since returning from his loan spell at Portsmouth due to injury, is a big doubt again with his hamstring issue while Fletcher is another possible absentee with a tight calf.

Meanwhile midfielder Richard Hughes took part in training with the first team squad on Thursday for the first time since picking up a hamstring injury in October.

Bournemouth's recent run since Howe's return has seen them move up to 12th in npower League One and they face another in-form side in Dean Saunders' Doncaster.

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League One Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
12:15
Leyton Or v Wolves  
15:00
Crewe v Colchester  
MK Dons v Brentford  
Notts Co v Crawley  
Oldham v Coventry  
Peterboro v Carlisle  
Preston v Shrewsbury  
Rotherham v Port Vale  
Stevenage v Bristol C  
Swindon v Bradford  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 43 53 96
2 Brentford 43 30 90
3 Leyton Or 43 38 80
4 Rotherham 43 26 79
5 Preston 43 22 79
6 Peterboro 43 9 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
9 Sheff Utd 42 0 59
10 MK Dons 43 0 58
11 Walsall 43 2 57
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bradford 43 2 53
14 Bristol C 43 1 53
15 Gillingham 43 -17 51
16 Oldham 42 -10 50
17 Coventry 43 -2 49
18 Colchester 43 -12 46
19 Tranmere 43 -24 46
20 Crewe 43 -27 46
21 Carlisle 42 -26 44
22 Notts Co 43 -16 43
23 Shrewsbury 43 -16 41
24 Stevenage 43 -23 39

Updated Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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