Doncaster RLFC: Great Scott can blossom at Dons - Cooke

Dave Scott. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Dave Scott. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
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Dave Scott will benefit from regular rugby at Doncaster, according to Paul Cooke.

Scott, 20, scored a brilliant try against his former club Featherstone Rovers on Sunday, helping his new club to their fourth Championship win out of five.

And Cooke reckons there’s more to come from the flying Scottish winger.

“Dave was great on Sunday,” said player coach Cooke.

“I had a conversation with him after the game about him taking a step back in a lot of people’s eyes by coming here.

“He has come from Featherstone under-20s to a club that hasn’t finished in the top four in this division.

“Featherstone have won it for the last four years running and he’s maybe taken a sideways stroke backwards step in his career.

“But he’s getting regular rugby here and he’s been first class in his performances.

“To be fair I thought the other 16 players out there were magnificent defensively and we took our opportunities when they were given to us,” added Cooke, on his side’s 22-16 win.

“We’re quite a happy bunch at the moment with regards to results and performances but it can quickly turn.”

Doncaster’s defensive qualities again came to the fore in Sunday’s victory, withstanding a strong start from Rovers before keeping them at bay in the closing stages.

“We’re a tough side to beat once we get to 20 points,” said Cooke.

“If we can keep teams to 16, 14, 12 points then we’ve got every chance of winning games.

“The boys were first class defensively,” he added.

“To give away as much ball as we did and then defend those plays was fantastic.”

Second-placed Doncaster travel to Halifax on Sunday.