Doncaster RLFC: Cunningham keen to stay put at Dons

Liam Cunningham attempts to break a tackle. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Liam Cunningham attempts to break a tackle. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Doncaster centre Liam Cunningham is hoping to finish the season on a high note.

Cunningham is keen to stay on at the South Yorkshire club, but has yet to be offered new terms for the 2015 season.

With coach Paul Cooke going on record this week that there is still time for players to force their way into his plans, the likes of Cunningham have every incentive to pull out all the stops in the club’s two remaining Championship games and the forthcoming play-offs.

Cunningham’s progress during his time at the club hasn’t been helped by injury problems.

He suffered a serious shoulder injury in the first game of last season and missed the rest of the campaign.

Unable to force his way into the team at the start of the current season, Cunningham suffered a cartilage injury in the Challenge Cup tie against the British Army in only his second game back.

“Obviously it was frustrating to need another operation but now I’m back playing and I’m looking to string a few games together,” he said.

“I’ve been pleased how I’ve settled back in but I think that there is still more to come; I think it is a confidence thing.”

Cunningham is hoping to retain his place in Sunday’s testing top-four battle against Halifax at the Keepmoat.

“We know it’s going to be tough but we are confident,” said Cunningham.

“We haven’t got a lot of big names but everyone works for each other and there has been a great spirit in the camp all season.

“We’ve got two tough matches to end the season and if we can win them both we’ll finish at least fourth and go into the play-offs on a high.

“We are confident of doing well in the play-offs if we can avoid picking up any more injuries, because we’ve shown this season that we are capable of turning any team over.

“But we are not looking any further than Sunday’s game.”