Doncaster Rovers have a number of players already on the treatment table as the Kick off to the new season starts at Preston on Saturday.
Rovers already have a long injury list; they will be without James Chambers, Mark Wilson, John Oster and Byron Webster who are all injured.
Steve Brooker could make his first appearance for Rovers since November 2008 after suffering a terrible time with injuries.
Rovers will include in their squad all four summer signings , Billy Sharp, Simon Gillett, George Friend and Josh Payne will all be hoping of a starting place.
Mustapha Dumbuya will be hoping to start after a good pre season.
North End have brought in seven new players during the summer, Paul Hayes, Darel Russell, Craig Morgan, Matty James, David Gray and Andreas Arestidou will all be pushing for a starting place.
Only Wayne Brown of the new signings is doubtful as he is suffering with a hip injury.
Also doubtful are Sean St Ledger and Jon Parkin who both have hamstring injuries.
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