Evans makes plea to Rovers supporters

Danny Evans: "It's going to a tough encounter against Sheffield but we are confident we can go there and get a result."

Danny Evans: "It's going to a tough encounter against Sheffield but we are confident we can go there and get a result."

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Acting head coach Danny Evans has urged Featherstone fans to turn out in force at tomorrow’s Kingstone Press Championship game against last season’s Grand Final winners Sheffield Eagles at Owlerton Stadium (2pm).

Evans took temporary charge this week after Rovers parted company with head coach John Bastian following back to back defeats against Leigh Centurions.

Evans said: “We want the support of the Rovers fans on Sunday. We had an excellent turn out of supporters for the recent cup game at Leigh and if we could have support like that at Sheffield it would inspire the boys.

“We want to bounce back. It’s going to a tough encounter against Sheffield but we are confident we can go there and get a result.

“We know where we need to improve and we’ll be working hard on that in training leading up to Sunday’s game.

“Leigh are a very good team and they’ve shown that against us twice.

“At half-time in both matches, we were drawing with them and they just pulled away a bit in the second-half and that’s something we are looking to improve on.”

Evans will check on Matty James (shoulder), Etu Uaisele (hamstring) and Andy Bostock (ankle) who missed last Sunday’s game against the Centurions.

Scrum-half Gareth Moore is set to be back in contention after being left out last weekend and winger Will Sharp will be available.

Sharp was sent off last Sunday but his case will not be dealt with by the disciplinary panel until next Tuesday.