Jamie Doran says Doncaster will be gunning for Workington Town this weekend as they look to avenge last season’s play-off defeat at the hands of the Derwent Park side.

The Workington vice captain believes Sunday’s clash at the Keepmoat Stadium will be one of the toughest tests they face this term.

But he says with victory over one of their predicted rivals, Oldham, already under their belt they should be confident.

“I think it will be a very very difficult test,” said Doran. “We have had Oldham already who I think will be up there as well and now we have Doncaster.

“Maybe it is a good thing to get them both away at the start of the season and get them out of the way and so far we have two wins from two which is really good.

“I think Doncaster will be out for revenge. We played them twice at the back end of last season, once in the league and then in the play-offs.

“They won the league game but it was a nothing game as neither side could get anything from it and both teams took that into consideration but when it came to the difficult play-off game we did it.”

The half-back admitted that Doncaster were a good side, who would be looking to put their narrow loss to Hunslet last weekend behind them.

And he appealed to the Town fans to band together and head to Yorkshire to spur them on.

“They were a good team both times and they deserved to win the first one and we deserved to beat them the second time,” he added.

“And last week they had a loss so they will be wanting to bounce back from that and I’m sure their coach and staff will want to put it right.

“I am sure it will be a very good game and a very tough game and I would urge our fans to get on the supporters buses and come and watch to spur us on.”