Dons land prop Spiers on dual deal

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POWERFUL young prop Russ Spiers has joined the Dons on dual registration forms from Wakefield Wildcats and will go straight into the squad for Sunday’s home game against South Wales Scorpions st the Keepmoat Stadium (3pm).

The highly rated 20-year-old has already made a couple of Super League appearances and has been allowed out to gain more experience. Dons coach Tony Miller said: “He’s a tough lad whose defence is very good and we are delighted to have him.

“They will only recall him if they need him for the first team so we may have him for the rest of the season.”

More good news for the Dons is the return to fitness of star half back Paul Cooke and winger Dean Colton – and both will come into the squad providing they show no reaction to training.

Scorpions have won one and lost one and Miller said: “They have some useful players, especially ex-England half back Jamie Rooney who will be a threat. I expect them to be up there challenging at the end of the season but, if we want to do anything we need to win our home games.”

Second row forward Dean O’Loughlin is eligible for Sunday’s match after being sent off in last Saturday’s cup clash against Sharlston Rovers and will discover the length of his ban next week.