Featherstone Rovers keen to cut out 'scratchy periods' ahead of trip to York City Knights

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS are working to cut out the “scratchy periods” in their performances, says head coach James Webster.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 6:00 am
Featherstone Rovers head coach James Webster. Picture: Dec Hayes Photography.

Rovers have won all three of their league games in 2021 and their only defeat of the year has come at the hands of Hull FC in the Challenge Cup but Webster feels his side have still got plenty of improving to do.

They face one of their toughest tests of the Championship campaign this weekend as they travel to York City Knights.

The Knights are on a two-game winning streak after suffering back-to-back defeats at the start of the season while Featherstone had a weekend off with their fixture in Toulouse postponed due to Covid-19 precautions.

“I’ll take the scorelines if not the way they were achieved,” reflected Webster, whose side have beaten Batley Bulldogs, Swinton Lions and Whitehaven so far.

“We have produced some good rugby, but there has been some mediocrity muddled in.

“I suppose you could put that down to a bit of rustiness after not playing for so long last year and that we’ve chopped and changed the team quite a bit.

“You won’t get many sides who play fluent, winning rugby all the way through a season, but we’ve had six competitive games now, and we need to find some consistency.

“We will keep going through the processes and keep working to cut out the scratchy periods.”

Rovers’ clash with York kicks off at 7.30pm on Sunday evening.