Batley Bulldogs are finally hitting their straps, insists coach Matt Diskin

Matt Diskin.
Matt Diskin.
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BATLEY BULLDOGS coach Matt Diskin reckons his message is finally getting through.

Bulldogs play host to Sheffield Eagles tomorrow (3pm) in the Kingstone Press Championship and Diskin is keen to see his men build on last week’s 26-12 win at Swinton Lions.

That came a week after a big effort against Toulouse Olympique and Diskin said: “We’ve had a couple of good performances.

“The penny seems to have dropped regarding some of the new systems we’ve put in place.

“We are building one game at a time and we need to improve from last week. We had a good 40 minutes and we have to sustain it a bit longer if we are going to beat Sheffield.”

Bulldogs crushed Eagles 54-10 earlier in the season, but Diskin stressed: “There’s still plenty of room for improvement on that performance.

“Other than last weekend Sheffield have been on a good run. They’ve made some good signings and it is going to be a dangerous game for us.”

Admission tomorrow is free as part of The Great Get Together to celebrate the life of local MP Jo Cox who was murdered a year ago.

Diskin said: “It is chance for the community to come together and remember Jo Cox. There will be a lot of neutrals there and it’ll be good to give them a taste of rugby league.”