Dons coach Miller hails Cooke’s contribution

Dons' Paul Cooke looks to offload the ball against Barrow. Picture: Andrew Roe
Dons' Paul Cooke looks to offload the ball against Barrow. Picture: Andrew Roe

TONY Miller has hailed former Super League stand off Paul Cooke’s role in the club’s promotion.

Arguably the club’s greatest ever transfer coup, Cooke has stood head and shoulders above anyone else in Championship One this season.

The 31-year-old’s guile and passing ability has been a pleasure to watch and pivotal to Doncaster’s success.

But Miller was keen to pay tribute to Cooke’s contribution as a player and a person.

“Cookie’s been brillant for us, both on and off the pitch,” said Miller.

“We knew what we were going to get when we brought him to the club - and he’s delivered the goods.

“The lads have benefitted enormously from his presence, they’ve really bought into what he’s brought to the club.

“He’s a massive influence in the dressing room and he’s had a big impact on our season.”

Cooke joined Doncaster in January after co-owner Carl Hall tempted the former Hull FC, Hull Kingston Rovers and Wakefield to return to the sport following a year out.