DONS’ boss Tony Miller is calling for the Rugby Football League to consider a break in the season for Championship clubs.
Miller has taken advantage of the fact that the Dons are without a game this weekend - their Championship One fixture away to leaders Swinton having been re-scheduled for July, 15 - to give his squad the week off.
Miller plans to get away for a few days himself and several of his squad have also booked holidays.
“We won’t report back as a squad until a week today,” he said.
“But we’ll still be running a session in Castleford tonight for people we think need a bit of extra fitness. Neil Barron will also be putting on a couple of boxing sessions at Lindholme.
“I have not forced the players concerned to attend; they have all volunteered, which is a good sign.
“The players who are going on holiday know that they’ve they have got to do a couple of training sessions on their own.”
He added: “Players at this level work hard all week as well as travelling for training and playing games, and they should have a break.
“I think that if they want to go on holiday, and the coach will let them, then I think that they should.”
“When it comes to the end of the season it can be difficult for their partners who work to get time off - particularly if they work in education - and I think the Rugby League should look at giving the players a break in August.”