Doncaster Dons: Russ Spiers makes Dons return for Northern Rail Cup clash

Russ Spiers is back for a second spell with the Dons. Picture: Andrew Roe
Russ Spiers is back for a second spell with the Dons. Picture: Andrew Roe

The Dons have re-signed former favourite Russ Spiers in time for tonight’s Northern Rail Cup quarter final trip to Swinton Lions.

Spiers spent the majority of last season at the Keepmoat on dual registration terms from Wakefield.

He made 18 appearances for the Dons, including the Championship One Grand Final win, scoring five tries.

Though he had the chance to return to Doncaster this season, he chose to join his former Wakefield academy coach Glenn Morrison at Dewsbury and played ten times for the Rams.

But he delighted with his belated reunion with the Dons.

“It’s good to be back at Doncaster and I can’t wait to start playing for the club again,” Spiers said.

Head coach Tony Miller said: “I’m delighted to have Russ back at the club and wanted him to sign for us last year but he obviously went to Dewsbury.

“He was a consistent performer for us last season and I knew he’d be able to make the step up to the Championship.

“He’s a fit, young kid who looks after himself and it’s a great signing for the club as we look to make a strong finish to the season.”

Spiers is eligible for tonight’s clash with Swinton at Leigh Sports Village, a game that will be broadcast live on Premier Sports.

The Dons will be looking to book their place the final four and build momentum following their stunning 36-24 win at Featherstone Rovers on Sunday.

Hooker Nathan Powley is a doubt with a neck injuiry while Kyle Kesik is definitely out with a knee problem.