South Elmsall-born Doncaster Rovers defender McCombe set for spell on sidelines

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SOUTH Elmsall-born Doncaster Rovers defender Jamie McCombe looks set to spend three months on the sidelines through injury.

The former Frickley Athletic defender didn’t play in Rovers’ 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town on Saturday owing to a thigh injury and hairline fracture of the spine.

Doncaster boss Dean Saunders called his absence a “big blow”, blamed the injury on “wear and tear”, and confirmed today that the towering centre back could be out for the rest of the year.

The 29-year-old had formed a strong partnership alongside former Sheffield Wednesday captain Rob Jones at the heart of Rovers’ defence following his summer switch from Huddersfield Town.

The news is a big blow to McCombe and Rovers, who are looking to secure a return to the Championship at the first time of asking.

McCombe had made 11 appearances in all competitions for Doncaster before his injury setback.

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