Rugby League: Rested Dons set for time on road

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Tony Miller has yet to decide whether a free weekend came at the ideal time for the Dons.

The Dons ended an eight match losing streak by beating Keighley at the Keepmoat a fortnight ago.

They have not played since and head coach Miller admitted his frustration at being unable to build much-needed momentum.

But Miller also believes the chance for a rest will have had it’s benefits.

“It could help or hinder us,” Miller said. “Probably a bit of both.

“We had a good win the week before so I ideally I would’ve liked to have carried on from there. It was a relief to beat Keighley – but I think we deserved it. Hopefully this can kick-start our season from here.

“But at the same time we had plenty of lads carrying a few bumps so it was good to give them a few days off without putting them through another tough game.

“We’ve had a tough tun of games over the last few weeks so in a way it was a welcome rest for them and a chance to put their feet up.”

Though home comforts brought a welcome win for the Dons over relegation rivals Keighley, there will be no opportunity to appreciate familiar surroundings.

The Dons are now set to embark on a five match run of away trips, starting this weekend with the visit to York City Knights in the Northern Rail Cup.

But Miller is refusing to be downbeat. He said: “We’ll look at this as getting five away games out of the way and then we’ll have three home games in July.It’s not ideal but we have to play every team home and away don’t we.”