DONCASTER boss Tony Miller rates on-loan centre-winger Mike Coady a big doubt for the club’s Championship One clash against leaders Swinton Lions on Easter Monday.
“Mike suffered a recurrence of the shoulder injury he suffered playing for Leeds in a pre-season friendly in the game at Whitehaven,” said Miller. “The lad wants to play - and we’ll see how he is in today’s training session. But if there is any doubt about his fitness for Monday then I won’t risk him. I’ll be guided by what the physio says.”
Miller will also be checking on forwards Kyle Sampson, Adam Scott and Matt Carbutt, who also picked up knocks in the 26-16 defeat at the Recreation Ground, at today’s session. Sampson was rated ‘50- 50’ last night with Scott and Carbutt ‘80-20’ in favour of playing. To add to Miller’s problems, Hull centre Nev Morrison and second-rower Chris Green have both been recalled over the Easter period by the Super League side. “We could have done with them both because we are a bit down on numbers - though Craig Fawcett is available again after being away on holiday last week,” said Miller.
Skipper Shaun Leaf will again be missing but could be back sooner than expected following a dislocated thumb injury three weeks ago.
“Shaun has had the pot off on Tuesday and the thumb looks better than we thought it would,” said Miller. “He could possibly be back playing within a couple of weeks, which is good news.”
Stand-off Aaron Dobek (ankle) is also making good progress and could be back in contention in the near future.
Grant Edwards, out for over a year after having a knee reconstruction operation, is back in training. “He’s doing well; he just wants a bit more physical contact,” said Miller.