Championship Preview: Doncaster v Hunslet (Sun)

Doncaster coach Tony Miller is likely to have Paul Cooke available for Sunday’s clash with Hunslet Hawks.

The former Hull FC and Hull KR star missed last week’s 36-30 defeat against Leigh Centurions.

But he looks set to return against the Hawks as the Dons look to keep the pressure on the teams above them.

Miller said: “I think the next four games, three of which are at home, will probably determine whether we will be challenging for a top-eight spot.”

Hunslet pair Tommy Haughey (knee) and Luke Menzies (ankle) both face fitness checks after suffering injuries in last week’s 28-20 defeat at Keighley.

The Hawks are one point behind Barrow at the bottom of the Kingstone Press Championship table, but coach Barry Eaton remains upbeat.

Eaton said: “We’re still really, really positive. We know we’re in a fight and our performance last week showed we’re willing to fight, we just need to tweak a couple of things.

“When we had some field position we looked really dangerous with the ball. Our shape looked really threatening against Keighley.”

However, Eaton is aware of Doncaster’s quality. He said: “They’ve been playing well of late. We know we’ve got another fight on our hands.”

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