Doncaster Rovers: Triple injury blow includes Wakefield out for season

Liam Wakefield
Liam Wakefield

Liam Wakefield is out for the rest of the season after rupturing his ankle ligaments.

The 20-year-old defender was one of THREE players to sustain bad injuries in the same match last month.

Wideman Billy Whitehouse also damaged ankle ligaments in Rovers under-21s’ recent win over Mansfield but could return before the end of the season, while youth team winger Matty Davies faces a lengthy spell out after breaking his ankle.

Doncaster born Wakefield impressed as full back cover earlier in the season but has not featured for the first team since early January.

Mexborough lad Whitehouse made his senior debut for Doncaster this season and has featured five teams for the first team, while Davies impressed during the youth team’s run to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup.

The triple injury blow does not affect Paul Dickov’s first team plans as such, but with possible contract extensions currently under review the timing is a big blow for the individuals concerned.

Dickov said: “It’s really disappointing for the three of them.

“All of the young lads have done really well this season. We’re now starting to look into the matter of new contracts.”

Meanwhile, prolific youth team striker Jack McKay returned to training this week after seven weeks out injured.