Doncaster RLFC: We’ll have to be very good just to get close to Leigh says Paul Cooke

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Dons’ boss Paul Cooke under no illusions how tough it is going to be for his charges to finally get off the mark in tomorrow’s home game against Leigh Centurions (2pm).

The Dons put Leigh to the sword – the only Championship side to do so – in last season’s corresponding fixture.

But given the fact that the Dons have lost all three league games to date, Cooke is making no rash predictions of another epic victory.

“Leigh are a fantastic team and are certain to be pushing to finish in the top four again this season and have a crack at getting into Super League,” he said. “They were worthy champions last season and having gone full-time they are a better side than they were in 2014 when they beat us three times in four games.

“We always knew it would be a tough start facing a relegated Super League side and the top two in the Championship last season and also having to travel up to Workington in our first four games.

“We have worked hard as a group this week on the areas we needed to improve on following the Workington game, but I would think that we are going to have to be very good tomorrow to even get close to them such is the quality of their team.”