Doncaster boss Tony Miller has sent out a strong message to his Championship opponents by saying his team are not in the division to make up the numbers.
Miller is relishing the prospect of causing a number of shocks and mixing it with the more established teams of the division.
He said: “We are aiming for mid table. Ideally we need to be beating the other teams we have gone up with.
“In a way, you could say there are two separate divisions in the Championship with the likes of Featherstone, Leigh, Sheffield and Halifax around the top whilst Hunslet, York and the rest of the teams make up the remainder of the positions.
“We had a magnificent season just gone and we’re not out there to make up the numbers. We will be going out there looking to cause a few shocks.”
The Dons return to the second tier of rugby league after their relegation in 2009.