Dons: Never-say-die attitude is what we’re all about says Miller

Dennis Tuffour's brilliant break set up Craig Fawcett's last gasp try which saw the Dons beat Swinton.
Dennis Tuffour's brilliant break set up Craig Fawcett's last gasp try which saw the Dons beat Swinton.

Tony Miller felt the Dons’ last gasp win over Swinton was the perfect demonstration of the spirit within the camp.

The Dons came back from 26-17 down with nine minutes to go to secure a 29-26 win with a last minute Craig Fawcett try, stretching their unbeaten run to six matches

And head coach Miller says the turnaround also shows how far the club has come since promotion to the Championship.

“It just shows what we’re all about at Doncaster,” Miller said.

“This is what we’ve built here – team spirit and commitment that’s clear to see.

“It’s got us over the line again.

“We probably couldn’t have done that six months ago when things weren’t going for us.

“But it also shows that things eventually come around for you if you don’t give up.

“At the beginning of the year I thought we were unfortunate and didn’t get the results we deserved.

“Against Swinton we won a game that we had no right to win. Sometimes you get your pockets picked. This time it was us doing the pickpocketing.”

Miller insists his side must be better when they visit fellow play-off chasers Dewsbury tonight.

He said: “We were poor collectively and individually yet we still found a way to win the game.

“We showed that we play for the full 80 minutes but we totally forgot about playing between 40 and 70 minutes.

“If you keep having to defend your line the dam will burst eventually.

“We have got to be much better than that against Dewsbury on Thursday.”

Russ Spiers is ineligible for tonight’s trip due to conditions of his signing from Dewsbury.

Stewart Sanderson is back from holiday and in contention for a place in the squad.

The process of tying down current players to new deals continued in earnest this week as Mick Butterfield, Lee Waterman, Mike Kelly, Stewart Sanderson and Dennis Tuffour all penned new contracts.

The club’s race night planned for August 29 at the Trades and Labour Club has been postponed.