Doncaster to use semi final heartbreak as motivation for 2019 season.

Doncaster are set to use their League One semi final defeat to Workington to motivate themselves for the 2019 season according to head coach Richard Horne.

Richard Horne’s side entered the game against Workington on the back of ten straight league victories and knew that a win against the Cumbrian outfit would see them 80 minutes away from the Championship.

However, having fell behind at half time the Dons gave themselves a late glimmer of hope when Jason Tali crossed in the 65th minute but they inevitably came up short.

Head coach of Doncaster and former Hull FC player Richard Horne knows his players will take their defeat learn from it in anticipation for the 2019 season.

“It would have been nice to have kicked on, we’ll use this now to motivate us for next season,” said Horne.

“The boys are pretty beaten down in the dressing room’s and are disappointed. But we will use it for motivation to have a really tough pre-season and to get ready for the campaign again.”

Victory over Doncaster means that Workington now face a trip to Odsal to face former Super League champions Bradford Bulls a side that they have done the double over this season.

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