Coach Sharp looking for improvement from ‘scratchy’ Rovers

Jamie Cording impressed during Featherstone's recent friendly with Hunslet.
Jamie Cording impressed during Featherstone's recent friendly with Hunslet.
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FEATHERSTONE ROVERS boss Jon Sharp wants to see a big improvement from his side when they face visitors Leeds Rhinos on Sunday.

It will be both clubs’ final pre-season game and Sharp says Rovers must be better than they were in last Sunday’s 24-10 win over Hunslet Hawks.

Rovers trailed 10-6 at the break and Sharp said: “I’m looking for improvement.

“I was disappointed with some aspects of our play last weekend and, to be honest, we looked a bit disjointed.

“You could tell some of our combinations were playing for the first time so, in an attacking sense, we looked a bit scratchy.

“On a positive note, we defended well and improved since the Wakefield game, which was something I was particularly looking for.

“We put ourselves under a lot of pressure due to the number of mistakes we were making and the players defended well for long periods.

“Some players played a bit longer than anticipated and were suffering from fatigue, but they dug deep. The blokes are still in pre-season and training exceptionally hard, on Friday evening they were doing extra weights for example, so it’s a tough period for them.”

Sharp added: “I was particularly impressed with Kyran Johnson.

“Danny Craven showed ability in his kicking game and I thought Jamie Cording had one of his best performances in a Rovers shirt.”

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