Doncaster Knights: Don’t stop believing, says Lennard

Doncaster Knights' Jamie Lennard. Picture: Andrew Roe
Doncaster Knights' Jamie Lennard. Picture: Andrew Roe

FLY half Jamie Lennard insists the Knights squad must cling on to the belief they can secure Championship survival.

The 25-19 defeat to Rotherham Titans last weekend – coupled with a surprise win for second bottom Jersey at Plymouth – left the Knights five points adrift at the foot of the table having played a game more than their nearest rivals.

The Knights now have jut four games to avoid a return to the National Leagues, including the massive trip to Jersey next month.

Lennard believes the Knights’ survival hopes are still in their own hands but they must believe they can do it.

“We’ve just got to keep on believing we can get out of this,” said Lennard.

“I think it will help us by taking the rugby element out of the situation and turning it into a heart thing.

“We’ve showed a lot of heart and there’s certainly no lack of effort from the boys.

“We’re not setting ourselves any targets, we’ve just got to try and win the next game.

“We’ve got to keep our heads and not get too over-excited.

“We need to take one game at a time.

“Obviously we now need things to go our way but I think it’s still in our hands.

“We can just keep saying that I know, we need to do something about it.

“But there’s still four games to go and the big one at Jersey.”

Lennard sat out the defeat to Rotherham with a shoulder injury but is expected to return for the Knights’ next game, at Bedford a week on Saturday.