Dons ‘have point to prove’

Tony Miller insists the Dons have something to prove against Dewsbury
Tony Miller insists the Dons have something to prove against Dewsbury

Head coach Tony Miller says the Dons have a point to prove when they host Dewsbury in the first stage of the Championship play-offs tomorrow.

The Rams have twice beaten Doncaster this season, including inflicting a particularly disappointing defeat on Miller’s men a fortnight ago.

“I don’t think we’ve performed great against Dewsbury this season,” Miller said.

“I thought we were a bit unfortunate when they came here and won early in the year.

“But at their place we didn’t do ourselves justice so it’d be nice to put that right.

“They’ll be fancying their chances after beating us twice and then finishing the season with a win at Leigh.”

Miller will leave his position at the end of the current campaign, meaning Sunday could be his last game if the Dons are beaten.

After an impressive win over Sheffield Eagles in the final game of the regular season last weekend, Miller has urged his side to do themselves justice in the play-offs and make sure his tenancy does not end with a whimper.

He said: “We’ve performed well in every competition we’ve been involved in this season and I want the lads to do themselves justice again.

“They were magnificent against Sheffield and they gave me a great send off for my last league game.

“Now we’ve got another home game so we need to make it count.”

Miller will check on the fitness of Dennis Tuffour who was withdrawn with a shoulder injury during the clash with Sheffield.

Kyle Kesik and Mick Butterfield should return to the squad from illnesses.