Featherstone Rovers: Coach Powell taking nothing for granted

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Featherstone Rovers can clinch a third consecutive League Leaders’ Shield if they secure at least a bonus point against Keighley Cougars tomorrow, kick-off 3pm.

Victory would mean that Daryl Powell’s side have lost just five league games in 58 over the course of those three years, but the Featherstone coach says he is taking nothing for granted.

“Doing that is a recipe for disaster,” Powell said.

“We’re focusing on what we’ve got to do, and going into the play-offs on a good note. This is a crucial game for us.”

Rovers are hoping for a bumper crowd for the match, but will still be without back injury victim Jon Hepworth.

Powell, below, will also check on winger Tommy Saxton, who is rated as 50/50 due to his own back complaint.

Keighley player coach Jason Demetriou is without winger Semi Tadulala, who has a hamstring injury, but says that there is little pressure on his side.

“The only pressure on us is individually, to put the right foot forward going into the play-offs,” Demetriou said. “It’s all about preparing for next weekend for us.”

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