Doncaster RLFC: Carl Hall salutes Kyle Kesik ahead ofÂ testimonial match with Leeds Rhinos
Dons chief executive Carl Hall has paid tribute to '˜bus conductor' Kyle Kesik ahead of his testimonial game against Leeds Rhinos.
Castleford-born KesikÂ is the club's longest serving player after joining from Sheffield Eagles in 2009.
Tomorrow's matchÂ at the Keepmoat Stadium (3pm) will mark the startÂ of the 29-year-old's benefit year.
'Kyle's stuck with us, through some tough times as well,' said Hall.
'He's been great. He's probably matured a hell of a lot over the last few years.
'We all know he wears his heart on his sleeve. He's fiery but he gives his all in every game.
'It's a thoroughly deserved testimonial.
'He's a big Leeds fan and Gary Hetherington came good for us. He deserves it and he's earned it.'
Hall, with a big smile,Â added: 'He's a mad man on the bus journeys coming home, which he's famous for.
'But I only have to turn round every now and again and give him a look! We've got a really good relationship, there's a mutual respect there.
'The boys love him, he's a great kid.
'Truth be known he's quite quiet until he's had a dark fruit ciderÂ and then he's a different man!Â
'He's great, he's no bother. He's very passionate and he just loves the club.'