Doncaster Knights: Committed Hills fires warning shot to Championship clubs

Michael Hills has penned a two-year deal with Doncaster Knights.

Michael Hills has penned a two-year deal with Doncaster Knights.

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Doncaster-born Michael Hills has penned a two-year deal to stay at the Knights - a side he says other Championship clubs should not take for granted this season.

The 28-year-old flanker has become the latest in a long list of players who have committed their futures to the club following a stunning National One title-winning campaign where Doncaster were promoted back into the Championship at the first time of asking.

Hills, who joins the likes of Mat Clark and Bevon Armitage on the club’s 2014-15 books, is eager for Doncaster to keep their ‘fierce’ 100 per cent home record at Castle Park form intact as they gear up to face top flight opposition.

“I’m happy to be staying at the club. The coaching staff are great, we have a great bunch of players, the facilities are spot on and the supporters are always brilliant,” said the former London Welsh ace.

“Now I’m just really looking forward to getting stuck into pre-season and the new campaign beginning. I’m confident that we will be a strong squad capable of competing in the Championship.

“I believe we are looking at a similar size squad to last year and with lots of the lads that won the league last year, so I already know the team spirit and attitudes will be first rate.

“I really believe that we can have another successful season next year and will be hoping to keep our fierce home reputation intact.”

Knights have already confirmed the first arrival of Colin Quigley from Rotherham Titans - the Scotsman’s second spell at the Doncaster club.