DONCASTER DONS: Tom Hodson’s return to fitness boosts Dons title hopes

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DONCASTER could have top-points scorer Tom Hodson back in action in their must-win Championship One game at London Skolars on Sunday week.

The goal-kicking winger, who broke a thumb earlier in the season, has made better than expected progress and has come through several training sessions without any adverse reaction.

“Tom was having a tremendous season until he he was injured and it is great to have him available again,” said Dons’ boss Tony Miller.

Another boost for Miller, whose table-topping side will win their first-ever league title if they beat Scholars in their last league game of the season, is that skipper Craig Robinson’s shoulder injury hasn’t proved as serious as first feared.

The back-rower, who came off in Sunday’s 48-12 win over North Wales Crusaders, has managed to do some training this week and has not been ruled out of the Scholars’ game.

Full-back Mick Butterfield, who played most of the game against Barrow with a broken hand, has resumed training this week.

But Miller isn’t pencilling him in as a possible for the London game.

“Mick has yet to be given the clearance to start playing again by his specialist,” said Miler. “He won’t be available for the London game but he could be back for the latter stages of the play-offs next month if we get that far.”

Hooker Kyle Kesik, who missed Sunday’s game with a bruised calf, didn’t train on Wednesday after suffering some reaction to Tuesday’s session.