Dons prepare for crunch play-off clash

CRAIG Robinson is Doncaster’s biggest doubt for Sunday’s Co-operative Championship Elimination Play-Off with Whitehaven.

Doncaster coach Tony Miller initially feared the powerful forward had suffered a broken hand during last week’s 38-14 win at Gateshead.

However, scans showed there was no fracture, while Grant Edwards (knee) is also expected to be declared fit to face the Cumbrians.

Miller said: “It doesn’t matter which team we played (in the play-offs), it would have been a tough game.

“We know from our recent home against Whitehaven that they are a very strong side.”

Doncaster won last month’s clash 20-18 but fell to defeat against Whitehaven in April, losing 26-16.

Whitehaven coach David Seeds is expecting a tough test at the Keepmoat Stadium (3pm).

He said: “One thing I’ve liked about Doncaster this year is that they’re young and very enthusiastic.

“They don’t lie down for anybody and they’re pretty relentless.

“We’ve got to better that, not just match it. We’re confident, but they’ll be the same.”