Rugby League: Record scorer returns to the Dons

Dons' Lee Waterman.  Picture: Andrew Roe.
Dons' Lee Waterman. Picture: Andrew Roe.

Record scorer Lee Waterman will come into contention for Doncaster’s ‘must-win’ Championship game against Whitehaven at Castle Park.

The strong-running utility man, who can play full-back, centre and second-row, signed for the club this week after he was eventually given a free transfer by League One York City Knights for whom he played several games after leaving the Dons earlier this season.

“I don’t know too much about why he left the club when he did or what happened at York, but I’m glad to have him on board because I think he gives us something that we’ve probably been lacking,” said head coach Gary Thornton on Thursday night.

“Lee’s been training with us for a couple of weeks and I wanted to make sure that he was coming back to Doncaster in the right frame of mind and wanted to come back for the right reason and I think he is.

“He’s trained really well since he’s been back and I think he wants to come back and enjoy his rugby again. He’s got a lot of friends at Doncaster and I think it helps if you are playing with your mates.

“Once everything had been sorted out with York, who, I believe were wanting a transfer fee at one stage, and I was happy with his attitude, it was a no-brainer to sign him and he’ll be a welcome addition to the squad.

“The fact that he can play in several positions was a consideration as it gives me options when picking the team and also when considering making changes during a game.”

Waterman, who has been at the last two game, told The Star that he was glad to be back at the club where he felt he had ‘unfinished business.’