DONS: Miller urges old faces to return

Dons' coach Tony Miller wants former players and stayaway fans to return for the play off clash with Barrow. Picture: Andrew Roe
Dons' coach Tony Miller wants former players and stayaway fans to return for the play off clash with Barrow. Picture: Andrew Roe

TONY Miller is urging former Dons players and supporters to attend Sunday’s play off clash with Barrow and join in the title winning celebrations.

The Dons will receive the Championship One winner’s shield after the game where victory would send them straight into the play off final.

And head coach Miller is keen for those with a strong history at the club to be a part of the success.

He said: “We’ve done something that’s never been achieved before in the club’s 61 year history and I believe it’s something we should all celebrate and be very proud of.

“The club has had its fair share of ups and downs throughout its existence and this success should be embraced by everyone who has been involved with the Dons in whatever shape or form.

“The boys have been tremendous value for money all season and we’ve played some really good rugby both home and away,” Miller added.

“Our success is obviously great news for the club, but it’s also great news for the town of Doncaster and it puts us firmly back on the rugby league map for the right reasons.

“I believe the player’s and the club deserve a bigger crowd at the Keepmoat, which is probably the best stadium outside of Super League, and it would be fantastic to register our biggest crowd of the season at the weekend against Barrow.

“I’m optimistic our success will prove to be the catalyst for a positive reaction which will hopefully lead to a big increase in our fan base starting this Sunday in the play-offs.”

The clash with Barrow kicks off at 3pm.

Should the Dons win, they will progress directly to the play off final on September 30 at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium.

If not, they have a second chance against either Workington or Whitehaven at home on September 23.

Season ticket holders are reminded the Barrow game is not included in their package.