13 Apr 2012

Liverpool's third choice keeper Jones set for Cup semi

11:18 am on 13 April 2012

Liverpool's third-choice goalkeeper Brad Jones looks set to start tomorrow's FA Cup semi-final against city rivals Everton after the club's appeal against second choice Doni's suspension was rejected.

Jones was thrust into the spotlight at Blackburn Rovers in midweek when Doni was dismissed for bringing down Junior Hoilett in the penalty area with Liverpool leading the Premier League game 2-nil.

The Australia international's first job was to save Yakubu's spot kick, after which he raised a finger to the sky.

While he was twice beaten later in the 3-2 victory, once from the spot after he escaped a red card after a fumble, his performance impressed manager Kenny Dalglish.

Doni's appeal was rejected by the FA and regular keeper Pepe Reina also suspended following a recent sending off against Newcastle United.