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Match Preview – Doncaster vs Wycombe

Last Updated: 10/08/18 3:04pm

Doncaster will be without midfielder Ali Crawford for their League One clash with Wycombe at the Keepmoat Stadium.

The summer signing from Hamilton suffered medial knee ligament damage on his debut against Southend last weekend. It was initially feared Crawford, who missed a big chunk of last season with knee problems, would be out for four months. Boss Grant McCann is optimistic it will not be that long but the 27-year-old will still be sidelined for a significant period.

Crawford’s misfortune should see either Matty Blair or on-loan Liverpool teenager Herbie Kane given a spot in the starting line-up.

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Defender Jason McCarthy could make a second Wycombe debut after signing in a permanent deal from Barnsley. The 22-year-old was voted the supporters’ player of the year after a successful season on loan at Adams Park from Southampton in 2015-16.

Dominic Gape could make his first appearance of the season after missing the draw with Blackpool because of a back problem but Michael Harriman is suspended following his late red card last weekend. Scott Kashket, Nathan Tyson and Darius Charles are continuing to have their respective injuries assessed.

Southend 2-3 Doncaster

Southend 2-3 Doncaster

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This will be the first ever league meeting between Doncaster and Wycombe at this level, with all four previous meetings coming in the fourth tier of English football.

Doncaster are winless in their four previous EFL meetings, drawing one but losing each of the other three.

Doncaster beat Southend 3-2 in their opening fixture; they haven’t won their first two games in a league season since 2012-13, when they were promoted to the Championship.

Wycombe are unbeaten in 11 away league games (W8 D3), the longest current run in the top four tiers of English league football.

Since joining the club in 2016, John Marquis has scored 29% of Doncaster’s league goals (41/140).

Wycombe 0-0 Blackpool

Wycombe 0-0 Blackpool

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