Miller snaps up Featherstone prop Dee

Quality player: Dominic Dee
Quality player: Dominic Dee
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DONCASTER have boosted their forward power ahead of Sunday’s testing Championship One clash against second-placed Keighley at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Joining the South Yorkshire club on an initial month’s loan - though Dons’ boss Tony Miller is hoping it will be for the season - is Featherstone Rovers prop Dominic Dee.

“I tried getting him at the start of the year,” said Miller. “He’s big and athletic and I really rate him,

“He’s a quality player with a good work ethic and I’m sure that he will do us a good job. He’s played some Championship games for Featherstone and was man-of-the-match in one of the games, but he’s just not had as much opportunity as he would have liked with such Tony Tonks and Stu Dickens playing well.

“When he’s not been playing first-team football he’s been playing for their Under-20s side so he is in good shape.”

Skipper Shaun Leaf is set to return after missing a number of recent games with a dislocated thumb.

“Sean has been training all the time that he has been out injured; he’s just had to keep away from any contact, but now he’s okay.

“I suppose at a push he could have played him in last Sunday’s Challenge Cup tie against Wakefield, but it was pointless risking him when we had such a big game coming up.

But fellow centre Chris Spurr is a doubt: “He strained his groin against Wakefield and he didn’t train on Tuesday night and just had treatment,” said Miller.

“We’ll just have to see how he goes in the next couple of days.”

Former skipper Craig Lawton could also be facing a race against time to be fit after taking a knock to his neck, which saw him substituted early in the second half of Sunday’s game.

“Craig wasn’t down training on Tuesday due to work commitments, so I don’t know about him at this moment in time,” said Miller.