Doncaster RLFC: Glee as Lee is set for Dons return

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Lee Waterman is hoping to make his return to the Doncaster squad in tomorrow’s Championship clash against Whitehaven in the club’s first ever game at Castle Park.

The strong-running centre hasn’t featured since dislocating his shoulder at Leigh nearly six weeks ago.

The Humberside-based player, who had looked to be getting back to his best form prior to the injury, had been expected to be out for another month at least but resumed full training last week.

“It was initially thought that I’d need an operation but the club sent me to Hulll FC for treatment and I did most of my rehab there,” said Waterman.

“I declared myself fit last week and did some full-contact work and it was good to be back, but (player-coach) Paul Cooke decided to give me another week.”

Waterman was at the Dewsbury game and his views of the 24-8 defeat mirrored that of Cooke.

“It was a poor performance but every team has one of those games from time to time during a season,” he said.

“We’ve spoken about it in training this week but the main focus has been on the Whitehaven game and we’ll definitely be back up for that.

“We lost up in Cumbria against them last month, but it is always tough going up there..

“Obviously being back in Doncaster after four successive away games, we’ll fancy our chances, but we know they are a decent team and we’ll not be taking them lightly.

“Results have shown this season that everybody is capable of beating everyone else, apart from Leigh, who are unbeaten to date.

“It’s all on the day in a lot of games and we’ve got to make sure that we turn up and perform for the full 80 minutes.”