Mathieu Baudry set for first league start for Doncaster

Mathieu Baudry set for first league start for Doncaster

Doncaster defender Mathieu Baudry could make his first league start for the club in the Sky Bet League Two home game against Barnet.

Baudry, a summer signing from Leyton Orient, stepped off the bench for his first appearance in last month's defeat at Luton following an Achilles injury and played the full 90 minutes in midweek against Derby in the Checkatrade Trophy.

On-loan Aston Villa teenager Niall Mason also played the full 90 minutes on Tuesday night following a recent groin problem, while Paul Keegan (knee) made his first appearance of the season.

All three hope to be involved but defender Craig Alcock (ankle), Gary McSheffrey (groin), Luke McCullough, Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (both knee) and Mitchell Lund (kidney) are still out.

Barnet will be without Bondz N'Gala after the defender was sent off against Norwich in midweek.

N'Gala will serve the first game of a three-match suspension but Bees boss Martin Allen is expected to have a number of first-team regulars back in his starting line-up.

Curtis Weston, Alex Nicholls and Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro are pushing for recalls having missed the last two games.

Long-term absentees Michael Gash (knee ligament), James Pearson (knee) and Gavin Hoyte (knee ligament) remain sidelined but right-back Hoyte returned to first-team training last week and edges closer to action.

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