Featherstone Rovers: ‘Mirror men’ are a poor reflection of what coach Hay has come to expect

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FEATHERSTONE ROVERS’ players need to take a long look at themselves in the mirror, coach Andy Hay says.

Rovers are reeling from a 40-28 home loss to Sheffield Eagles two days ago, when their former player Kyle Briggs scored a hat-trick of tries.

“I thought we were poor in our attitude towards defence,” was Hay’s verdict. “The problem was the extra 10, 15 or 20 per cent you need to win games.

“Sheffield came to win and we got a bit carried away with our result from the previous game (a win at Halifax).

“The players have got to look at themselves in the mirror and figure out what the difference was in their preparation and willingness to work hard for each other, from Halifax to Sheffield.”

Featherstone Rovers remain second in the Kingstone Press Championship ahead of their final game of the regular season, at Keighley Cougars on Sunday.

“I thought we needed four points from our final two games,” Hay said. “We got one point at the weekend, so we need to win on Sunday.

“It is still in our hands, but it will need an improvement in performance.”

Rovers have a fitness doubt over Jason Crookes, who suffered a whiplash-type injury in what Hay said was an off-the-ball challenge.

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