Doncaster target promotion

Doncaster chief executive Carl Hall has re-iterated their aim for promotion from League 1 in 2018.

The Dons missed out on the play-offs in 2017, finishing sixth after the Super 8s phase, one point off the top five.

With Toronto and Toulouse having blown away almost all before them over the past two seasons, there’s a new challenge in the third tier this season, in the shape of former Super League champions Bradford.

Speaking on the club’s official website, Hall said: “We need to get promoted. We say it every year. Our target is promotion, whether that’s automatic or through the play-offs, we won’t shy away from that.

“I think we’ve got a decent squad and you don’t really know until you start playing.”

Doncaster have received some criticism from fans in recent seasons over their reliance on the dual-registration system, particularly now under the stewardship of ex-Hull star Richard Horne.

Hall added: “We’re all excited, there’s a buzz around the place. Winning games is the most important thing.

“We have to win. Don’t moan when the coach picks the team, because he’s picking the team to win certain games. We have to take advantage of players available to us.

“As long as we’re winning the games, it won’t matter.”

Hall also revealed that the Dons have agreed terms with an overseas player, but are currently awaiting the appropriate paperwork to be returned.