Doncaster’s injury doubt

Doncaster coach Richard Horne (pictured) has confirmed he only has one injury concern ahead of Saturday’s Challenge Cup tie against Thornhill Trojans, which will be played at Dewsbury Rams’ Tetley’s Stadium.
“After the game against Wakefield Reserves, Brad England had some swelling around the ankle and we need that to settle down,” said Horne.
“He will probably not be right for the Cup game, but we’ve be told he should be okay for the first league game the following week.
“That’s our only concern at this stage.”
As for the game itself, Horne is hopeful that all the hard work his squad has put in over the course of pre-season will see them progress past their amateur opposition and make it into the draw for the fourth round.
“It’s always a physical start against amateur teams,” added Horne.
“For the first 15 or 20 minutes they can match you, but I’m hopeful that, beyond that, what we’ve done in training and our physicality will come into it and we can start getting on top.
“We’re looking good at the moment and hopefully we can finish strongly.
“It’s great that it’s being played at Dewsbury. Some of the amateur pitches aren’t in great nick, so there is always the risk of injury.
“It is also good that we can get another hit out at a good venue and on a good pitch before the league season starts.”
Horne also confirmed that triallists Alex Holdstock and Ben Howe, who both featured against Wakefield, have agreed terms on contracts with the club.