Alred: Television stars Doncaster Knights can reach for the Sky!

Gareth Alred
Gareth Alred

THE Sky is the limit for Doncaster Knights, according to the club’s commercial boss Gareth Alred.

Knights’ backroom staff have been working overtime in the build-up to Saturday’s live televised clash against Rotherham and hope to see their efforts rewarded with a 5,000 sell-out crowd at Castle Park.

And Alred (pictured), who joined the Knights’ backroom operations last year, hopes that a white-hot South Yorkshire derby atmosphere will tempt Sky Sports into a speedy return to the Castle.

“It gives everyone a huge lift when the television cameras are here and it’s just the sort of recognition that Brett and the players deserve for their efforts this season,” said Alred.

“They truly believe they can beat anyone in this division and are gearing up for a genuine shot at the play-offs.

“It was 2008 when Sky last visited Castle Park for a live game so it’s been a while since they were here.

“They’ll find a club that is growing from the bottom up and the foundations are firmly in place for Doncaster Knights to continue their success story.

“It’s great not just for the Knights that Sky are here, but for the town in general,” he added.

“It helps put Doncaster on the map.

“But now we’ve enticed them back, we intend on keeping them here!”

n Fans are being urged to buy their tickets for Saturday before match-day by calling 01302 831388 or by visiting the Castle Park ticket office.

Hospitality areas have completely sold out, while ticket sales are also going well.

The club are anticipating long queues at the ticket office window and are encouraging supporters to arrive at the ground earlier than normal.

Turnstiles will be open from 9.30am onwards.

Tickets are available priced £10 for adults in the DML Stand, £5 for the terrace and £1 for under 16s.