ENTHUSIASM AND desire will be key to Featherstone Rovers’ hopes of getting back on track at Workington Town tomorrow (3pm).
The trip to Cumbria is crucial for Rovers after last weekend’s home defeat by Halifax pushed them down to sixth in the Kingstone Press Championship.
“They have a connection with Wigan, so you never know who you are going to be up against,” Hay said.
“But we need to worry about ourselves.
“We lost a bit of our enthusiasm last week and some of our desire was questionable.
“It will be a tough trip if we go without those and without the right attitude.
“They can play, they are a decent side, it is a tight pitch and they know how to play it well. We need to go up there with confidence and enthusiasm and we need to perform well.”
Town took a point from fourth-placed Dewsbury Rams last week and Hay added: “We got beaten up there last year, in a game we really should have won.
“We didn’t give everything to win the game and we have to be a lot better this time. We can’t afford these games going away from us at the back end of the year. We need the points.”
Hay said Jack Bussey (hamstring) and Remi Marginet (ankle) could feature if they pass fitness tests and Reni Maitua will return after suspension.