'Heaps more' to come from Featherstone Rovers says boss James Webster ahead of Championship showdown with York City Knights

Featherstone Rovers boss James Webster reckons there’s “heaps more” to come from his side this season.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 2:31 pm

Rovers are top of the Betfred Championship with a 100 per cent record after three games, but Webster believes they haven’t hit anything like their top form so far.

Featherstone visit York City Knights on Sunday (7.30pm) and Webster said: “There’s heaps more to come and we will need to improve.

“You can’t win any games without trying hard and trying hard is what’s been able to mask a couple of the problems we’ve had with our skill levels this year.

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“Once we are able to iron that out I think we will look pretty good.”

Webster admitted: “It would be pretty tough to go all year playing your best footy.

“There’s probably only one team that has done that since I’ve been here [in England] which is St Helens in 2006.

“They killed it the whole year, but look at Leeds, they’ve won plenty of Grand Finals from fifth, Saints the last couple of years have been stop and start.

“It is really hard to start at 100 miles an hour and finish at 100 miles an hour.

“We are pretty happy with where we are, but we’re also realistic.

“It is a tough comp’ and we are going to have to play well to get to where we want to.”

Sunday will be a good test for Rovers against a York side aiming for a third successive win.

“They are a team full of stars, for this division,” Webster noted.

“There aren’t many teams in this division that have the Super League experience or big game experience York have.

“They are going to be a really tough task for us.”

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