Dons chief executive Carl Hall has hailed the club’s fans and says he can feel “something brewing” at the club.
Hall was left in awe of the way supporters stayed with his side during their recent Championship play-off defeat to Sheffield Eagles.
And the Kiwi claims their reaction is a sign that the good times could be about to return.
Hall said: “I’d like to pay tribute to the fans.
“During the five years I’ve been in charge here, I’ve never seen them stay with us right to the death like that - and also stay after the game too.
“That is how it used to be in the old days, when I was playing.
“We used to take some real good beatings but the supporters were with us right till the end.
“Doncaster people know their rugby league and if you go out and give your all, and really have a dig, they’re not too worried about the result.
“A lot of fans are fickle and walk out when you’re losing but I was very proud to see that [against Sheffield] because it brought back a lot of memories for me as a player at this club.
“When I first came here I thought the supporters were unreal then, and we’re slowly getting that feel-good factor back with the fans.
“We lost convincingly against Sheffield but the boys really got stuck in and the fans appreciated that.
“They also showed their appreciation for the way the boys have played and conducted themselves over the whole season.
“If we can continue that form I can see fans flooding back to the Keepmoat, like in days gone by.
“We were third division when I first came here and we probably had five times more fans then than we have now, but you can slowly feel something brewing here and it’s been happening for a while.
“There’s definitely a feel-good factor here.”
Doncaster this week confirmed the signing of centres Pasqualle Dunn and Danny Cowling.
The Dons are understood to have beaten off competition from several other Championship clubs to land Dunn.