FEATHERSTONE ROVERS boss Jon Sharp wants to see a big improvement from his side when they face visitors Leeds Rhinos on Sunday.
It will be both clubs’ final pre-season game and Sharp says Rovers must be better than they were in last Sunday’s 24-10 win over Hunslet Hawks.
Rovers trailed 10-6 at the break and Sharp said: “I’m looking for improvement.
“I was disappointed with some aspects of our play last weekend and, to be honest, we looked a bit disjointed.
“You could tell some of our combinations were playing for the first time so, in an attacking sense, we looked a bit scratchy.
“On a positive note, we defended well and improved since the Wakefield game, which was something I was particularly looking for.
“We put ourselves under a lot of pressure due to the number of mistakes we were making and the players defended well for long periods.
“Some players played a bit longer than anticipated and were suffering from fatigue, but they dug deep. The blokes are still in pre-season and training exceptionally hard, on Friday evening they were doing extra weights for example, so it’s a tough period for them.”
Sharp added: “I was particularly impressed with Kyran Johnson.
“Danny Craven showed ability in his kicking game and I thought Jamie Cording had one of his best performances in a Rovers shirt.”