Dons bidding for Cup shock: says Tony Miller

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HEAD Coach Tony Miller believes his improving Dons side are “more than capable of causing an upset” in this week’s Challenge Cup tie away at Bradford Bulls.

Doncaster warmed up for that fourth round tie with an emphatic 58-16 triumph over London Skolars at the Keepmoat Stadium last Friday.

And Miller is confident his ambitious charges have what it takes to cause what would be the shock of the round at Odsal this Sunday.

‘’We were delighted with the draw when it came out, Bradford Bulls are a huge name and we’ve got an opportunity to cause a real upset,” Miller told The Star.

“We will go there as huge underdogs but we have lots of quality players as well, some of whom I think could play in the Super League one day. We’re capable of going there and causing an upset.”

‘’We’re going to go there and enjoy the day, we’re going to go and give it our all, it will be a great day out for the players and the supporters.

“As long as we put 100 percent into it, everything else will take care of itself.’’

Friday’s win over Skolars came at a price however with Liam Cunningham, Craig Lawton and Mike Emmett all picking up injuries.

The Dons squad is already stretched with the suspensions handed out to Nathan Powley and Dean O’Loughlin after an incident at Sharlston Rovers.

“Liam went to hospital with a suspected broken foot, and Mike and Craig have knee injuries so we’re going to have to assess them during the week,” added Miller.

‘’We already have two players out suspended so we’re a little stretched, but hopefully we’ll have Michael Kelly and Dean Colton coming back.’’

The Dons boss said he hopes Bulls survive their financial problems: “They’re such an integral part of Super League and they were one of the first to embrace it,” he said.