Featherstone Rovers: Full-game return by Snitch nets high praise from boss Sharp

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BOSS JON Sharp has praised forward Steve Snitch for his effort in Featherstone Rovers’ 16-14 loss at Oldham.

It was Snitch’s first appearance of the season following a knee injury and he played the full game.

Sharp was forced to rejig his side when Danny Craven, who had been due to return after concussion, withdrew on the day of the match.

He joined Matty Wildie (knee), Kyle Briggs (ankle), Scott Turner (hamstring), Michael Channing (hamstring), Carlton Roche (ankle) and Sam Day (finger) on the casualty list, though Rovers’ side did include new recruits Jordan Abdull and Jamie Foster, along with dual-registered Leeds Rhinos player Jordan Baldwinson.

“It was a disappointing performance, but there were underlying reassons for it,” said Sharp, whose team are sixth in the Kingstone Press Championship.

“Losing Danny Craven when we got to the ground caused us major problems.

“We had to reshuffle and play people in the wrong positions, which has been the story of our last four weeks.

“Steve Snitch played 80 minutes and did really well, but we only planned to use him for 10 minutes to get some game time into him.”

Sharp added: “We should still have won it, we were 14-12 up and we threw the game away.

“We have lost our last three by a point, six points and two, but if we do the business at Whitehaven on Saturday we could go level on points with Bradford, who are fourth.”