Rovers aim to retain top-four place

Andy Hay: "'It will be good to get back to Post Office Road."
Andy Hay: "'It will be good to get back to Post Office Road."

Featherstone will aim to collect their first points at Big Fellas Stadium this season when they host London Broncos tomorrow (7.30pm) and Sheffield Eagles on Monday (6pm).

After beating Hunslet in their first home fixture which was played at Wakefield because of pitch maintenance work, Rovers lost their next two home matches against the Kingstone Press Championship’s top two, Leigh and Bradford.

They will look to retain a top-four place over the Easter period after maintaining their 100 per cent away record with Friday’s impressive 38-28 win at Dewsbury Rams.

“It will be good to get back to Post Office Road and give the fans something to shout about. We want to give a good account of ourselves in front of our home crowd,.” said Rovers coach Andy Hay.

“We’ve had four good away wins and the two defeats we’ve had at home have been against the best two teams in the league.

“We are about where we thought we’d be at this time of year and we are also getting players back from injury.

“For the cup game at Whitehaven we were down to 18. We are now going up to numbers of over 20 so it’s making my selection job a lot harder but it’s making the competition for places a lot better. People will have to play well to retain their places.”

Hay expects a tough test against London on Friday night.

“London are tricky team and they’ve some good quality,” he added.

“They’ve had their troubles and a change of coach but I’m sure Hendo (Andrew Henderson) will bring a lot of enthusiasm to the squad. They are going to be a threat.”