Championship Preview: Doncaster v York


Doncaster coach Tony Miller looks set to check on Kyle Kesik’s fitness before finalising his squad to face York City Knights in Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship fixture.

Danny Cowling and Bobbie Goulding are available for the Dons, but Matt Carbutt is still three to four weeks away from a return to action.

York coach Gary Thornton has doubts over James Ford and Simon Brown, while Adam Sullivan (knee) faces two weeks on the sidelines.

Thornton is determined to bounce back from last week’s 34-0 defeat at Keighley Cougars.

He said: “We’ve reviewed it to death and we’ve put it to bed now. I’m hoping it was just a blip and we can recover from it.

“We definitely require some kind of reaction, because I’m really disappointed with how things panned out.”

He added: “The Keepmoat Stadium is a big pitch, so we’ll try to get it wide and attack on the fringes.

“It’s a different challenge to playing at home or at Keighley – it’s a nice open pitch, so it’ll be good to get out there and try to play some good rugby.”

Austin Bell looks set to return to the Knights’ squad after a recent bout of illness.