Chance for Rovers to cut gap at top

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Featherstone Rovers have the chance to climb to second in the Kingstone Press Championship in Sunday’s re-arranged home game against Workington Town.

Victory in this weekend’s solitary Championship fixture would put Rovers just one point behind leaders Sheffield Eagles, who visit Doncaster tomorrow in the Northern Rail Cup semi-finals.

With a vital spell of matches next month against Batley, Halifax and Sheffield, interim head coach Ryan Sheridan (pictured) is looking for Rovers to build on last weekend’s impressive 60-6 win at Barrow.

“It’s a great opportunity on Sunday to build some momentum. We know what we need to be applying and what our attitude needs to be,” he said.

“It’s not going to be easy against Workington but if we give a good performance it will give us a good lead going into next month which is going to be pretty crucial for us.

“It’s a matter of starting games well and making sure our attitude is right. If we do that, we are in with a good shout.

“Our preparation this week will be aimed at going into Sunday’s game with a focused and determined attitude and a real hunger about us. Obviously, that will tee us up going into next month, but the key for us is taking care of Sunday’s match first.”