Featherstone caretaker coach Evans going to town in bid to keep top-spot run intact

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NEW CARETAKER boss Danny Evans is relishing chance to maintain Featherstone Rovers’ run of top-spot finishes.

Evans has taken over for a second spell as boss after Ryan Sheridan – who was interim coach following Daryl Powell’s departure earlier in the year – left the club with immediate effect this week.

Rovers – who visit Workington Town tomorrow – are second in the table and on the back of a shock 12-10 defeat at relegation-threatened Swinton Lions six days ago.

Evans said: “I am really looking forward to it, it is a massive challenge because it is a big club just outside Super League and every year for the last four years we’ve been up there challenging for silverware.”

Rovers beat Workington 40-0 at home just over a month ago, but Evans – who has stepped up from reserve grade coach – admitted last week’s result was a warning against complacency.

“That’s what happens, anybody can beat anybody else on their day,” he said.

“Workington are coming off the back of an excellent victory and we’re coming off the back of a loss.

“It was bitterly disappointing but we can’t dwell on it, we’ve got the remaining games to win.”

Ian Hardman could again miss out due to an ankle injury suffered in training.

Featherstone winger Luke Briscoe kept his try record running at Doncaster. PIC: Simon Hulme

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