NEWS | London Skolars match preview

NEWS | London Skolars match preview

9th August 2019

The Dons return to the Keepmoat Stadium this weekend as they take on London Skolars in Betfred League One.

The game against the seventh placed Skolars gives Richard Horne’s side a good opportunity to cement their play-off position.

Who’s the gaffer?

Jermaine Coleman took over in charge of the Skolars in 2015 after initially turning out for them in his playing days. Since his appointment, he has done well to ensure that London are able to compete with those backed by better finances throughout Betfred League One. He guided them to a top eight finish in 2016, before going on a club record eight match unbeaten run the season after. He has started 2019 in fine fashion and looks set to lead London to one of their best ever finishes in the third tier.

Ones to watch

Lameck Juma

The powerful centre signed a new one-year-deal with the Skolars at the start of the 2019 campaign. Equally as comfortable anywhere across the back-line, the 28-year-old has been with London for the past four seasons, making him one of the club’s longest serving players.

Omari Caro

A Jamaican international, Caro is widely regarded as one of the quickest players to have played in Super League. After starting his career with London Broncos, the 28-year-old made a name for himself after joining Hull Kingston Rovers in 2013, averaging almost a try a game during his time at Craven Park. He signed for Bradford in 2015 and again impressed, before moving to the Skolars ahead of the 2018 campaign.

Lamont Bryan

Bryan signed a new deal with the Skolars after impressing with Jamaica at the end of last year. A player with size and skill, he has the ability to unlock League One defences and is a real asset to the Skolars particularly in attack. The 31-year-old initially joined the club in 2016, and was top try-scorer last season.

Last time out

The Dons were beaten 22-6 by the Skolars in the capital back in May. Jermaine Coleman’s side dominated proceedings after Brad England had got the visitors back into the game with his first try of the campaign.

NEWS | London Skolars match preview