Miller’s delight as draw pits Dons with Bradford Bulls

ON THE RECORD: Lee Waterman equalled the Dons' club record for number of tries in a game with his six against Sharlston. Picture: Andrew Roe.

ON THE RECORD: Lee Waterman equalled the Dons' club record for number of tries in a game with his six against Sharlston. Picture: Andrew Roe.

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TONY Miller has urged his Dons side to show what they are all about after being drawn against Super League giants Bradford Bulls in the Challenge Cup, writes Liam Hoden.

The Dons will travel to Odsal next month to meet the five time Challenge Cup winners in the fourth round and Miller is delighted.

He said: “We wanted a big side and we’re over the moon that we’ve got one.

“It’ll be a great occasion for the club and the supporters and we’ll go there and give it a good go.

“We’ve got a squad of young and hungry players who have now got the chance to showcase what they’re all about against a Super League side and to the audience that brings.

“We’ll be really up for it and you never know how far that can take you.”

The Dons strolled into the fourth round with a 57-10 win over top amateur side Sharlston Rovers – a match which saw Lee Waterman equal the club record for number of tries in a game.

Miller said: “Lee deserves the headlines for that achievement and he was excellent throughout the game.

“I tried getting him to the club last year when he wasn’t getting in the York side but they wouldn’t play ball.

“He’s a strike player which is something we haven’t had at the club for a while.

“You saw how dangerous he can be with his pace and power and he’ll be an important player for us.”

Miller was pleased with the performance against last season’s National Cup winners Sharlston with the game effectively over after 20 minutes.

The Dons are back in Championship One action on Sunday when South Wales Scorpions visit the Keepmoat.

Miller said: “I fully expect South Wales to be there or there abouts at the end of the season.

“They’ve got a really good player in Jamie Rooney who is dangerous with ball in hand and with his kicking so we’ll have to be on our guard against him.”

Miller gave Paul Cooke a 70 per cent chance of making his return to the side this weekend.

Cooke missed the game with Sharlston with an Achilles injury.