Gaffer eager to get one over Spireites in Tuesday’s local tussle.Darren Ferguson confirmed fears that loanee Keshi Anderson had suffered a long term injury in Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Rochdale and that, consequently, he may be forced back in to the loan market.
The 20 year old was a second half substitute at the Keepmoat Stadium and dislocated his right ankle, meaning he has now returned to parent club Crystal Palace.
Ferguson said: “He went back to Palace yesterday. We went to see him after the game on Saturday, we’ve seen the doctor and he’s dislocated his ankle.
“They had to put it back in place and he’s had to go back, we wish him all the best. They’ll give him the treatment that he needs and we wish him well.
“He’s a good lad and you don’t wish to see an injury like that to any of your players.
“Watching it back it did clearly upset quite a few of my players. He’s a lovely boy who was very down understandably. He’s young; he’ll recover from that no problem.”
So will Rovers be able to replace the striker before Wednesday’s loan deadline?
“Possibly,” hinted Ferguson.
“(We want) Someone that is slightly different to what we’ve got - an attacking player.
“We weren’t expecting this to happen but we’ve always been prepared in the sense that we have our targets anyway for certain positions. We’ve got to make sure that it’s the right one.
“There’s one or two phone calls that I’ve made this morning but unfortunately the clubs aren't willing to let go the players that I wanted.”
Rovers entertain Chesterfield in a local fixture where the hosts are looking for their fourth win in five games to bridge the three point gap that currently separates the two sides.
“We go in to the game in a real positive frame of mind,” he said.
“They’ve got quite an experienced team right the way through the spine of the team in (Ian) Evatt and (Richard) Wood, the two centre halves, and (Lee) Novak and (Sylvan) Ebanks-Blake up front, while (Sam) Morsy is experienced.
“We’ve done a lot of work as to how we want to exploit their formation and how we want to play.
“When you lose a game you want to play again quickly and get it out of the way, the Rochdale game was a bit of a blip.
“It’s a derby game, a night game at home with a bit of dew in the grass and all those things that I like so we need to play with a real tempo – which we’ve stressed to the players – and get a performance and if we do then I’m sure we’ll get the right result.”
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