Doncaster RLFC: Scott aware of Leigh threat

Dave Scott touches down.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Dave Scott touches down. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Doncaster full-back Dave Scott knows he could be in for a busy afternoon in tomorrow’s testing game against Championship leaders Leigh at the Keepmoat Stadium.

The Lancashire side, who will be bidding to extend their 100 per cent league record to 19 games, are the division’s top points scorers and put 50 past the Dons at home earlier in the season.

But the Dons top try-scorer, who is likely to pose problems for the Leigh defence during the eagerly-awaited clash, claims the score didn’t reflect the difference between the two sides on the day.

“Having said that, they are an outstanding side and have a number of Super League quality players,” he admitted.

“Not only are they unbeaten in the league but they showed how good a side they are by running Leeds close in their Challenge Cup quarter-final tie.

“I personally believe that no side can go through a season unbeaten in the league – though Leigh might do.

“But as I say, I do think someone will beat them and you never know it could be our day tomorrow.

“I’m not saying that we will beat them, but we’ve got a good record at the Keepmoat and I imagine that they’ll be viewing it as one of their toughest remaining fixtures.

“We’ll certainly be looking to give it a go and it would be a massive boost to our hopes of retaining fourth spot and going even higher were we to beat them.”

With six of their eight remaining games at home, where the Dons have lost just once this season, Scott says home advantage could prove crucial during the run-in.

“We’re definitely looking forward to playing at the Keepmoat again after being away for seven weeks,” he said.