rugby league

Doncaster Dons v Keighley.....Dons Grant Edwards
Doncaster Dons v Keighley.....Dons Grant Edwards

Coach Tony Miller is hoping that familiarity does not breed contempt when his Doncaster Dons side travel to Workington this weekend.

The Dons beat Workington 26-4 in their last meeting back in February, and also faced the Cumbrian-based side three times in 2012 in Championship One competition.

Miller admits that both sides will know what to expect from each other, and told this newspaper: “The side which makes the least errors on the day will probably come away with the three points.

“It’s as simple as that.

“They have some ex-Super League players in their ranks, so they’ll be tough to beat.

“But we know quite a bit about them, we know their biggest threats and they probably know about ours, too.”

The Dons travel to Workington 12th in the Championship table, level on points with bottom club Barrow.

They are only, however, four points away from sixth-placed Dewsbury - and three adrift of eighth-placed Workington.

“It’s a winnable game,” Miller said.

“Of course it won’t be easy, games at this level never are.

“But we have to go into every game knowing that we can win it. We’re capable of beating anyone in this league on our day.

“At the moment I’m not too concerned with the league table - if you pick up a win or two, you can move up four or five places.

“We just need to take points off the clubs around us, and our league position will take care of itself.”