Doncaster RLFC: Cooke will go right to the top - Hall

Dons player coach Paul Cooke waits for a drink.
Dons player coach Paul Cooke waits for a drink.
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Doncaster boss Paul Cooke will be the top coach in the British game within the next decade.

That is the view of the club’s chief executive Carl Hall.

Hall has been impressed by how the 33-year-old stand-off has built on the success of Tony Miller and made the club a force to be reckoned with at Championship level in his first season in charge.

“The players have never received as much information on the opposition as they do from Paul,” said Hall.

“How he does it I’ll never know.

“He’s thorough in his preparations and knows how to break teams down, which is proven by the fact that we’ve beaten all the top sides this year and we are the only club to have done that.

“As a player out on the field he’s still got it and if he’s not performed he’s not afraid to drop himself.”

Neither man, however, are looking any further than this weekend’s tasty Championship play-off quarter-final tie against Sheffield Eagles at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Eagles are one of only three teams to have beaten the Dons on home soil this season.