Featherstone Rovers v Hull KR: Improvement demanded from Fev coach Duffy

Featherstone Rovers' coach, John Duffy.
Featherstone Rovers' coach, John Duffy.
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FEATHERSTONE ROVERS have been tipped to produce a much-improved performance in tomorrow’s Qualifiers clash at home to Hull KR (3pm).

It will be their first game since a 58-10 loss at Super League side Widnes Vikings two weeks ago and boss John Duffy said they have put the long build-up to good use.

“After the poor performance at Widnes, it has been good to get everything boxed off and we are looking forward to this next one now,” Duffy said.

“Hull KR are very dangerous and got a good result when they won at Leigh. They are looking to go straight back up, but we’ve just got to make it as tough as possible for them and also look after ourselves.

“I’ll be looking for an improvement in attitude from the Widnes game and a bit more consistency with our play, definitely in defence.

“It’s more of an attitude and mentality thing that has been letting us down.”

It’s more of an attitude and mentality thing that has been letting us down.

Featherstone coach John Duffy

The Robins have won their three games in the Qualifiers so far and look on course for a rapid return to Super League after being relegated last year.

Featherstone were beaten 30-22 there on Good Friday, but drew 20-20 with the Championship winners at LD Nutrition Stadium in May.

“I think it’s going to be another close one and hopefully we can come out of it with the points,” Duffy added.

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