Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Moore has confirmed that on-loan forward Kazaiah Sterling is no further along in his recovery from injury following a scan.
No fresh injury worries for #drfc. Darren Moore confirmed Daniels & John in contention to replace suspended Anderson. Sterling no further forward after scan; potential he may not return and if not, a replacement will be sought in January.@footballheaven
— Adam Oxley (@adam3oxley) November 29, 2019
The Tottenham striker signed on loan with Doncaster in the summer and has since seen his involvement vanish ever since he suffered dead leg in early September, which has led to complications meaning his last appearances for Darren Moore’s side was on the 7th September.
The forward has been since sent back to his parent club to undergo scans, checking whether he is in any condition to continue his season-long spell at the Keepmoat Stadium.
The signs are not looking great after Darren Moore outlined that there has been no progress after the scan, with Sterling potentially staying at the North London club to recover properly.
This would leave Doncaster in a position where they have to find a replacement in the January transfer window to cover the gap left by Sterling.
Since the summer saw the departures of John Marquis to Portsmouth and Mallik Wilks moving back to Leeds, Doncaster have struggled to find the goals to fill the void left by the pair who netted 36 goals and registered 12 assists between them.
If Sterling were to leave, Moore would be forced into the market and would search for the correct replacement to solve a problem that is currently keeping the side from mounting a serious promotion push.
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This isn’t great news for any party involved as Sterling is no closer to making his return to action, regardless of the club it’s at, and Doncaster are losing a striker that would have bee important to their plans this season.
Having banked a lot of money over the summer with a lack of business and the sale of Marquis to Portsmouth, it does seem like the perfect opportunity to recruit a striker that can fill the void currently there at Doncaster.