Doncaster Rovers’ defensive injury curse strikes again

Mitchell Lund
Mitchell Lund

Mitchell Lund is the latest Doncaster Rovers defender to be struck down by the club’s extraordinary injury curse.

The 20-year-old will be out for two months with a kidney problem, manager Darren Ferguson confirmed this week.

Lund, who had to be removed during the second half of Saturday’s 4-1 win against Yeovil Town, joins fellow defenders Craig Alcock, Mathieu Baudry, Niall Mason, Tyler Garratt, Aaron Taylor-Sinclair and Luke McCullough on the sidelines.

Former Leeds United and Rotherham United defender Frazer Richardson, 33, joined the club on a short term deal this week and is in line to go straight into the side at Crewe this weekend.

“With Mitchell being out for so long there was no way I could do anything else [but bring a defender in],” said Ferguson.

“I wanted it to be someone on a short-term deal that could possibly be longer, so it suited Frazer and it suited us. We’ll see how it goes.”

Rovers notched a fourth straight win at Mansfield in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night.

“It just keeps the momentum going,” said Ferguson. “It’s a fantastic thing, that habit of winning. It can become a habit. You saw last year the opposite where it became a habit of losing.”