Doncaster Dons can ‘beat anyone’

Dons' coach Tony Miller
Dons' coach Tony Miller
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THOUGH their main target is the Championship survival, coach Tony Miller believes there is no reason why the Dons cannot push for a play-off spot.

Doncaster travel to Hunslet Hawks on Sunday, a game Miller describes as ‘definitely winnable.’

And although they suffered a 34-8 defeat at Leigh Centurions last weekend, Miller is confident the Dons can make the end of season play-offs.

He said: “They’re all tough games in this league but I’m happy with how we’re doing so far. We’ve set some goals for the season, the first one being staying in this division. But on our day we can beat anyone. There’s no reason why we can’t make the play-offs.”

The Dons strong start to the season ground to a halt at Leigh but Miller said there were positives to take from the trip.

“The lads gave a good account of themselves and I don’t think the scoreline was a fair reflection on how the game went.

“Leigh have got Super League quality in the side and I doubt many teams will win at their place this season. The lads gave their all against them and I can’t ask for much more.

“We’ve worked on the things that didn’t go right there and out them behind us.

“The Hunslet game is definitely a winnable one for us but we have to make sure we turn up on the day.”

Hosts Hunslet are chasing their second win of the season after failing to add to their opening day victory over Barrow.

They are set to name an unchanged side from their defeat to Featherstone last weekend while the Dons could recall Mike Kelly and Chris Spurr.