DONS’ boss Tony Miller is calling for the town’s sporting public to get behind the title-chasing Championship One club next season.
The Dons have already secured promotion back to the Championship after three years in the bottom tier of the domestic game, but Miller knows that he will need to strengthen his squad in order to be competitive.
“We don’t pay out money we haven’t got and that won’t change in the Championship next year,” he said. “So the more supporters we get down at the Keepmoat Stadium the stronger team we’ll have; it’s as simple as that.
“We’ve made a good start for next year with our recruitment and if we can add three or four quality players to the ones we’ve already got then I’m sure we’ll have another good season next year.”
One player yet to sign a new deal for next year - though the two parties are currently in talks - is leading try-scorer Lee Waterman. A close-season signing from York, the Hull-based three-quarter equalled Luke Gale’s 32-try club record in Sunday’s 48-12 win over North Wales Crusaders: “I hope he breaks the record and with at least two games remaining, I’m sure he will,” said Miller.
“He could have done so on Sunday but I think he got a bit nervous and he bombed a couple of chances. Lee’s been outstanding for us but every player in the squad has played their part in winning promotion and putting us in a position where we’ll win the title if we beat London Skolars in our last game on Sunday week.”
The club are urging as many fans as possible to make the journey down to Skolars’ New River Stadium to cheer the team on in their efforts to win their first ever league title.
Anyone wanting to travel down to the game on the Supporters’ Trust coaches should contact Tracey on 07500 788043.