Short-term fix is required to help Doncaster Rovers end poor run

MANAGER Darren Ferguson has revealed that Doncaster Rovers have made 'one or two' loan enquiries to try to bring in an experienced player to galvanise their relegation fight.

Doncaster Rovers' manager Darren Ferguson.

Rovers head into tomorrow’s home game with fellow off-form side Peterborough United with confidence sapped following an 11-match winless streak that has yielded just three points.

Ferguson is conscious of the need to bring in an older head ahead of next Thursday’s emergency loan deadline, with Rovers ahead of fourth-from-bottom Oldham only on goal difference, with the Latics having a game in hand.

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He said: “There’s been enquiries made about one or two players. The time of year and season makes it difficult because, ideally, I’d want to bring in one who is more accustomed to the bigger games we have coming up with probably a bit more experience than chucking in a younger one.

“If we bring in an experienced player from the Championship, generally they wouldn’t have been playing many games. But for a short-term fix, that shouldn’t be too much of a problem. We have just got to make sure we get the right ones and make sure they come in and have an impact.”

Rovers made an enquiry about bringing back Curtis Main from his loan spell at Oldham, but any recall hinges on agreement between all three parties.

Ferguson was due to speak with Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill yesterday to determine whether defender Luke McCullough is likely to be handed any extended game time in their forthcoming friends with Wales and Slovenia.

The Scot is conscious that McCullough could miss the Easter relegation double-header with Colchester and Blackpool.

James Coppinger and Craig Alcock are available for tomorrow’s game and Mitchell Lund could also return.