DONCASTER will go into Sunday’s cruicial Championship One clash against Whitehaven at the Keepmoat Stadium level on points with Workington and Rochdale with three games to go.
The Dons dropped from second to fifth on points difference after losing at Keighley, who are now three points clear in second spot, last time out, and need to win all three games to entertain realistic hopes of a top three spot.
In addition Sunday’s game, they entertain Workington the following weekend before travelling to face bottom club Gateshead.
Keighley, who have beaten the-then second-placed Dons at Cougar Park and leaders Swinton at The Willows, travel up to Workington on Sunday. They then travel to London Skolars, who are no pushovers at home, before entertaining Whitehaven.
Workington round off their campaign with a home game against Oldham, who don’t always travel well.
Rochdale have perhaps got the easiest run in with a home derby against Oldham and a trip to Swinton, expected to have been crowned champions by then, with a home game against whipping boys Gateshead sandwiched in between.
Whitehaven, who had nine points deducted after going into administration last season whilst a Championship side, are three points adrift of Town, Hornets and the Dons.
They could still break into the top three but with a home game against Swinton to fit in between the two trips to Yorkshire they have by far the toughest run-in.
But the Cumbrians will be physically and mentally ready for Sunday’s trip to Doncaster claims boss David Seeds after completing a tough assault course challenge last weekend
Seeds expects his squad to have ‘massively benefited’ from tackling the Total Warrior endurance course at Shap for charity.