Batley Bulldogs: We don’t fear anyone says Diskin ahead of Rovers test

Matt Diskin.
Matt Diskin.
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IT IS the biggest challenge of the season, but coach Matt Diskin says Batley Bulldogs will travel to Hull Kingston Rovers tomorrow (3pm) in buoyant mood.

Rovers are top of the Kingstone Press Championship with a 100 per cent record after seven games.

But Batley tuned up with a 50-10 thrashing of Oldham six days ago and Diskin reckons they are capable of beating anybody in the division on their day.

“It’s a tough game,” he conceded.

“They have just come down from Super League and they still consider themselves a Super League set-up.

“They are full-time and they’ve got a quality coach and quality players.

“Going there is tough for anyone, but we don’t fear anybody.

“We think on our day, if we show up and we deliver what we’ve practiced, we are capable of beating anybody, including Hull KR.”

Bulldogs are fifth in the table and on a two-game winning run in the Challenge Cup and league.

Diskin added: “There’s no pressure on us, nobody expects us to win. We are going to go and play a bit of rugby and see where it gets us.

“We are under no illusions, they should be fitter, bigger and stronger, being full-time, but sometimes part-time teams get results because they work extra hard.”