We need three victories says Thornton

Gary Thornton
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THERE IS no margin for error in Hunslet’s bid to sneak into Kingstone Press League One’s top-eight.

Hunslet have slipped to 10th, two points behind eighth-placed Workington Town, with just three games left before the competition splits into Super-8s and Shield.

The Parksiders are at home to third-bottom Coventry Bears tomorrow (3pm) and coach Gary Thornton conceded: “There’s a bit of pressure to get into the top-eight now. We’ve got three massively important games and this is a must-win.”

Hunslet lost 56-12 at Toronto Wolfpack last weekend and only arrived back in Leeds five days ago.

Cameron Leeming and Jose Kenga both picked up knocks and Jack Norfolk and Marcus Webb are unavailable, but Hunslet have re-signed centre Matthew Cook from Hull under-23s and forward Danny Williams from Siddal.

Thornton said: “We did ourselves justice last week and some of the stuff we did in the first half tested them. Hopefully we can take what we learned from last Saturday into the next three games and come up with three wins, which is what we need.”