Doncaster Dons skipper Craig Robinson in race against time

Craig Robinson: Struggling
Craig Robinson: Struggling

DONCASTER skipper Craig Robinson looks likely to miss out on the club’s Championship One title decider away to London Skolars on Sunday week.

The back-rower, who has not enjoyed the best of seasons as far as injuries are concerned, suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday’s 48-12 win over North Wales Crusaders at the Keepmoat Stadium.

“I’m not quite sure what I’ve done; I think it’s just a soft tissue injury,” said Robinson. “I can’t see me being fit for the London game but I’ll have to see what happens. If I can’t make the London game, hopefully I’ll be fit for the play-offs.

“To be honest I thought we’d thrown our title chances away when we lost to Whitehaven a couple of weeks ago so it’s great to be in the position we are in going into the last game.”

Irrespective of whether he’ll be involved, Robinson is confident that the Dons will be good enough to beat Skolars.

“It would be great for the club not only to be promoted as league champions but also as play-off winners,” he told The Star.

“It would certainly be an honour to captain the club to their first title and I think we can do it. It’s not the biggest of pitches down there - which tends to make it more of a forward battle - but we’ve got some tough forwards with such as Mark Castle, who is playing really well, and such as Russ Spiers has been putting in a good stint for us.”

Robinson knows only too well that nerves could play a big part against Skolars, but believes that there is enough experience in the side to see the Dons over the finishing line.