Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town – Darren Moore confident loan stars have Premier League potential

Darren Moore felt pride after Jacob Ramsey’s full Premier League debut on Saturday, and the Doncaster Rovers manager thinks some of his current loanees can do the same.
BRIGHT FUTURE: Doncaster Rovers' loan star Taylor Richards.  Picture: Bruce RollinsonBRIGHT FUTURE: Doncaster Rovers' loan star Taylor Richards.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson
BRIGHT FUTURE: Doncaster Rovers' loan star Taylor Richards. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Manchester City’s Matt Smith, Arsenal’s Tyreece John-Jules and Brighton and Hove Albion’s Taylor Richards are set to be involved in tonight’s League One visit of Swindon Town. So is Southampton’s Josh Sims, although with his contract up at the end of the season, he does not seem to have a long-term future omn the south coast.

They are following in the footsteps of Ramsey, loaned from Aston Villa in January. He started against derby rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend.

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“I was delighted for JJ because I know he’s a wonderful character as well as a good footballer who did well for us last season,” said Moore.

Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Moore. Picture: Richard Sellers/PADoncaster Rovers manager Darren Moore. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA
Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Moore. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA

“Those that have come here (this season) have the ability to play in the Premier League and that should be their aspiration.”

Moore will make a decision “an hour or two before kick-off” on Joe Wright’s calf but Madger Gomes is definitely out after further problems in his thigh.

“We anticipate it’s going to be at least another couple of weeks,” said the manager.

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“We’ve got to make sure he doesn’t rush it second time around.

“It’s a niggling injury and there’s a bit of blood in the muscle we’ve got to get rid of.”

Last six games: Doncaster Rovers WDLWDW; Swindon Town LLLWLW

Referee: P Howard (London)

Last time: Doncaster Rovers 2 Swindon Town 2, September 29, 2015, League One.

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