NRC Preview: Doncaster v Blackpool

Doncaster coach Tony Miller is battling against a mounting injury list as his side search for their first win of the year.

New signing Gary King could make his debut while Craig Lawton and Gary Ellery are also expected to be close to being passed fit.

However, Danny Stanley has been ruled out for up to seven weeks after suffering a broken hand during Doncaster’s clash with Whitehaven.

The Dons host Blackpool on Sunday, with the visitors set to be boosted by the return of Casey Mayberry.

Panthers coach Martin Crompton also confirmed that Johnny Leather suffered no adverse reaction to his 70-minute stint against Gateshead last week.

Crompton said: “We played some great rugby and scored some fantastic tries.

“It was just one of those days where everything went well and all the passes stuck. It was down to the enthusiasm and commitment of the lads. They were very professional.”

He continued: “We’re expecting another tough challenge against Doncaster. We’re in a confident mood at the moment after rattling up so many points against Gateshead but what was so pleasing was that we’d put a lot of effort in recently and not felt like we’d got any rewards. Last week we got a massive reward.”

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