Bovill back for Dons clash

Served ban: Dons will welcome back experienced prop Jamie Bovill.               Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Served ban: Dons will welcome back experienced prop Jamie Bovill. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
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DONCASTER will have prop Jamie Bovill back in action in Sunday’s Co-operative Championship One clash at London Skolars.

Bovill missed the club’s opening league game against South Wales at the Keepmoat Stadium at the weekend after picking up a one-match ban after being placed on report following an off-the-ball incident in the Dons’ final Northern Rail Cup Pool A match at Rochdale.

“It will be good to have Jamie back for the London match,” said Miller. “He’s got a lot of experience and that will count for a lot down there.

“It’s a long journey down there and it is a narrow bumpy pitch.

“The facilities are a bit dated and you’ve got to be mentally switched on and you’ve just got to focus on the job in hand.

“Jamie is one of the players who have played down there before so he knows what it is all about and that experience will stand him in good stead.”

The Dons will lack the services of Paul Hughes, Carl Hughes, Craig Robinson and Liam Crawley for the two games following the trip to Skolars due to Paul Hughes getting married and the other joining him on holiday.

“It’s not an ideal situation but to be fair I knew about it when we signed them so it has not come as a surprise,” said Miller.

The Dons boss had considered trying to bring in a couple of players in on loan as cover - and might still do.

“There’s a chance that we might fetch one or two in but we’ll see how we get through this weekend unscathed then I think we’ll be okay,” he said.

“Chris Spurr, currently out with a hamstring injury, could be available again when they are away, as could scrum-half Aaron Dobek.”