Max Woltman, on loan from Liverpool FC, pushes for Doncaster Rovers’ first start against Carlisle United
The on-loan Liverpool striker has had to be patient this season but caught the eye as a first-half substitute against Leyton Orient. Now McSheffrey must be considering whether he should start at Carlisle United on Saturday.
“He is eager to play, he wants to play,” said his coach of the 19-year-old.
“He arrived at the club after a good start.
“Lee Tomlin (who has since retired) was at the club, so he was protecting it, really, and the striking and wide departments. But he was competing against some really good players, so he had to be patient.
“He played very well last week in quite difficult circumstances after a bad first half, but he played with freedom.
“I just want him to keep putting that on the table.
“He’s a fit young lad, so if he’s selected to start, he’ll be fine.
“It’s his first regular run in first-team football and he trains with a first-team every day, but he’s ready if called up.”
Kieran Agard is back in the squad after missing Tuesday’s Football League Trophy loss to Barnsley with food poisoning, but fellow strikers Aidy Barlow and Reo Griffiths were both taken off at half-time in midweek with injuries.
“Aidan took another small issue and was out at half-time so he probably won’t be available, but the other two (players who returned from injury, Tom Anderson and Taylor) will be available for selection in the ‘crew.
“Reo will need a few days (to recover from his groin strain) so it’s more than likely he’ll miss the chance.”