Dons keen on good cup run

Ambition: Tony Miller
Ambition: Tony Miller

DONCASTER Dons head coach Tony Miller insists his side will be doing all they can to avoid a Challenge Cup shock on Saturday.

The Dons host amateurs Sharlston Rovers in the third round at the Keepmoat (3pm) and Miller insists he wants his team to go as far as possible.

He said: “We won’t be taking it lightly. It will be a great day out for Sharlston but we want to progress as far as we can.

“This is the best competition around. It’s when amateurs get the chance to play bigger teams, and also there’s a chance for us to potentially play a Super League side, so we’ve got to take it seriously.”

Despite this bullish approach, Miller is not taking the Pennine League outfit lightly: “They’re one of the best amateur sides around and they’ve been consistent over the last four or five years.

“They have a big pack there and they’ve also got a couple that I used to coach so we’ve done our homework on them.”

The Dons coach is also looking for an improvement on last weekend’s setback in a 25-8 defeat at Barrow and believes that can be put right this Saturday.

He added: “We did some good things but the score didn’t really reflect that. But we’ll aim to put things right on Saturday and hopefully come out with a positive result and move on to the next round.”

Miller confirmed that there are “a couple of niggles” in the camp but says he will assess those nearer to the matchday.