DANNY Hollands has been ruled out for six weeks but manager Paolo Di Canio believes the midfielder’s experience could be crucial in the end of season run in.
With the current loan deal due to expire on Saturday 2nd February, Di Canio is keen to extend the deal as he believes the Robins will benefit in the long run.
Forced off early in the second half against Shrewsbury Town, Hollands is already working to overcome a fifth metatarsal stress fracture.
Di Canio said: “It looks like Danny will be out for six weeks but he is already working in the pool with Claudio(Donatelli) our fitness coach in the swimming pool to maintain his fitness.
“We know that he will miss quite a few games but we will put him through a mini pre-season so he will be ready to come back when he can.
“The plan is that he could be ready for the final ten games and his experience could be crucial for us.
“My intention is to keep Danny here for longer. I am sure that even if I had a chance to buy another player, I think that we can handle the situation whilst Danny is out.
“We would then benefit from a player who knows how to play our way and he has won promotion from this league before. We will work hard with him and get him already for a return.”