Doncaster Knights: Fit-again Kenny bids to get Knights over finish line

Danny Kenny
Danny Kenny

Danny Kenny is making his return to action at just the right time as the Knights edge ever closer to the SSE National League One title – just don’t mention lifting the crown this weekend.

Flanker Kenny appeared off the bench as Doncaster made light work of seeing off Wharfedale 57-17 last time out – that his first taste of competitive rugby since making his debut for the club in January.

On that debut outing Kenny suffered a nasty concussion but he’s back and determined to feature as they travel to Coventry this weekend before a final game of the season at Blackheath.

In Coventry, Doncaster face a tough test with the Midlands outfit third in the league.

Four points separate Doncaster and second placed Rosslyn Park with two games to go, but flanker Kenny is only concerning himself with what the Knights can control against Coventry.

“After my time on the sidelines I was really looking forward to getting back on the pitch, it was a pretty open game which suited me well when I came on,” said Kenny.

“I hope to be in mix for the final two games of the season now.

“We believe in taking games one at a time. We need to concentrate on ourselves and our own game plan.

“If we execute the game plan, trust in each other and our defence then the result should take care of itself. We have enough ability and game breakers in the squad to get the win.

“I don’t feel like there is pressure on us, the league is ours to win,” he added.

“Our fate is in our hands. We have no control over other results but we know that if we concentrate on ourselves then we will get the end result we want.”

Rosslyn Park’s final two fixtures pit them against Hull Ionians on the road first before returning to London to close the season with Cinderford – both clubs currently in the bottom four of the league.

However Kenny, buoyed by being back playing at Doncaster, is adamant the Knights have the style of play that gives them the advantage heading into the final two games of the season.

“We played quite an expansive game against Wharfedale when it was needed, we took our chances well, without throwing too many 50-50 balls,” he added.

“There was a stage around half time when we went behind, a couple of our errors gave them opportunities but it was great to see the resilience we showed to come back and finish as strongly as we did.”

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