Ipswich Town v Doncaster Rovers – Darren Moore hopeful of strike duo hitting it off together soon

DURING Doncaster Rovers’ recent tough run, there has been one key reason for optimism.

Doncaster Rovers' striker Fejiri Okenabirhie is closing in on a return to action. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Namely that January recruit Omar Bogle and top-scorer Fejiri Okenabirhie, who most suspect will have a fair bit to do regarding whether the club are promoted or not at the end of 2020-21, have yet to start a game together.

With Okenabirhie now available again following injury and Bogle match sharp, fit and firing, the delicious prospect of both lining up together from the off surely cannot be far away.

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Boss Darren Moore said: “It is so important keeping those two fit, along with the whole squad.

LEADING MAN: Doncaster Rovers' Omar Bogle drives forward with the ball. Picture Howard Roe/AHPIX LTD,

“But those two in particular because they both score goals. I just want them fit because you want your goalscorers on the pitch.

“Both of them carry a goal threat and we know that area of the field is so important.

“To have them both fit and keeping them fit will be very, very important for us.”

Bogle netted his first goal in Rovers colours from the spot in last weekend’s tumultuous game with Hull City and his strong second-half performance whetted the appetite, according to Moore.

He added: “Omar has been really wonderful for the group and given the team a different dimension and edge.

“He has come in and had three straightforward 90 minutes from standing still for three weeks to a month really.

“To come in and play three games is testament to him.

“He will say he is getting stronger and getting more momentum and he had a great and strong second-half performance against Hull.

“He is a wonderful acquisition and you can see what he has brought to the team. Long may that continue and as the weeks go by, he will get stronger.

“We want more of the same if not better.”

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