Doncaster RLFC: Still plenty of work to be done - Hall

Kyle Kesik touches down against Rochdale. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Kyle Kesik touches down against Rochdale. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Doncaster must take nothing for granted in their quest for a top eight finish, Carl Hall has warned.

Paul Cooke’s men, currently third in the table, are on course to maintain their Championship status.

It’s crucial that the Dons do just that. Next season they will get a crack at promotion to the Super League via a new end-of-season play-off system involving the top four from the Championship and bottom four from the top flight.

But general manager Hall is refusing to look that far ahead and says the club must continue to take one game at a time in their bid to cement Championship status.

Doncaster’s next four games are all away from home - starting with Sunday’s trip to Swinton Lions - while the Keepmoat Stadium pitch is relayed.

The Dons then travel to Barrow, Featherstone and Dewsbury before hosting Whitehaven on June 29.

“We need to keep worrying about ourselves and take one game at a time,” said Hall.

“We are on the road now for a month. It is going to be a tough period but we have been aware of that for a while now.

“We will start breathing a bit when we have made the eight but we can’t be comfortable,” he added.

“We are not far off going from third to seventh, it is that touch and go.”

Doncaster ran in eight tries on their way to 40-10 win over Rochdale on Sunday.

“We were always going to have a decent victory at some stage,” said Hall.

“We’ve had tight games, but once we put our game together somebody was going to be on the end of a big score.

“I think it was the most controlled we have played for a long time, especially in the first 30 minutes.”