Doncaster Rovers sweating on James Coppinger fitness

James Coppinger
James Coppinger

Doncaster Rovers are sweating on the fitness of James Coppinger after the veteran winger sought a second opinion on the ankle injury he sustained at Chesterfield.

Initial scans are thought to have diagnosed ligament damage - and hinted at a lengthy lay-off for the 34-year-old.

However, Coppinger is hopeful that the injury is not as bad as those scans suggested and has gone in search of a second opinion.

Coppinger, now in his 11th season at Doncaster, will today reveal plans for his testimonial - which are set to include a pre-season friendly and also a high profile ‘Legends’ match at the Keepmoat Stadium later this year.