Featherstone Rovers: We’re dealing well with adversity – Sharp

Jon Sharp.
Jon Sharp.
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FEATHERSTONE ROVERS’ players have been praised for the way they are coping with adversity.

Rovers are fifth in the Kingstone Press Championship, outside the top-four on points difference and with a game in hand on some of their rivals, after a 52-6 romp at bottom club Workington Town two days ago.

“It was a really good win,” said coach Jon Sharp.

“Obviously we played some good attacking stuff, but we defended well as well.

“There was a bit of adversity with regards to the number of fellas fit and available to play, but we got through it and I was really pleased with the performance.

“We got through the game with no new injuries, for the second week running and that was really pleasing as well.”

Sharp added: “Obviously we have some concerns with the size of the squad we’ve got.

“People are playing busted at the minute, but hopefully in the next couple of weeks we can start to get a few back.

“Considering the injuries we have got to key players – Anthony Thackeray, Kyle Briggs and Matty Wildie – we have done well.”

Sharp said he will make a late call on the fitness of half-back Thackeray, who has a facial injury, before Saturday’s Sky-televised Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth-round derby at Batley Bulldogs.