Coach happy with Coady contribution

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DONS coach Tony Miller said he was satisfied with Michael Coady’s performance in the team’s unconvincing victory over Gateshead.

Coady, who rejoined the club on loan from Leeds Rhinos last week after shaking off a shoulder injury, grabbed a second-half try as the Dons won 22-6 at the Town’s International Stadium.

It was Coady’s first outing since April since he damaged his shoulder in the defeat at Whitehaven and he partnered Nev Morrison in the centres.

“Mike did okay,” said Miller. “He looked strong when he had the ball, though we didn’t play to our strength on the fringes.”

It was the Dons third successive win in the league and it boosted their play-off credentials.

However, Miller admitted he was disappointed with their sloppy showing against rock bottom Gateshead.

“I wanted us to go forward down the middle first but we took the wrong options at times and dropped a lot of ball,” he said. “We didn’t get it out wide enough.”

Of next opponents London Skolars, who are second from bottom in Championship One, Miller added: “They’ve come on leaps and bounds just recently. Although I always said they weren’t that bad a side.”