TONY Miller has revealed how he held clear-the-air talks with his squad prior to Sunday’s Challenge Cup clash with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
And despite a 50-10 defeat to the Super League giants, the Dons’ head coach said he was delighted with the response of his players.
Doncaster stood up to the Wildcats’ strength and size advantage for almost two thirds of the fourth round tie but could not prevent a fifth straight defeat.
Miller told the Free Press he will looking for the same sort of intensity from his men high-riding Keighley Cougars at the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday.
Miller said: “We had a meeting after the defeat at Oldham and I questioned the players’ attitude and commitment.
“It was an open discussion and there was a lot of input from the players.
“I just thought we’d gone a bit soft carrying the ball and in defence.
“At Oldham I thought those aspects of our game were at about twenty to thirty per cent of what they were earlier in the season.
“But the players responded in the right manner against Wakefield.”
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