Aston promises changes for Sheffield

Sheffield Eagles coach Mark Aston has promised changes for his team’s trip to Workington next week.

Aston’s men beat Batley 28-16 in a hard-fought encounter at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday.

The Bulldogs provided a stern test for Aston’s men, and he is keen to freshen his team up for next weekend.

“We looked ragged at times, we looked a tired team,” he said.

“I’ll be freshening it up. There’s certain people who aren’t hitting the mark for me.

“All I can do is change it, and that’s what I will do next week, there’s no doubt.

“Blake South hasn’t played yet, and Ben Musulino hasn’t played yet.

“There’s people fighting to get in. They might get a nod next week.

What we need is people looking over their shoulder and making sure that they earn the right to stay in the team.

“There were people off the mark [on Sunday] by their standards, and I think they’re honest enough to admit that.”

Although Eagles secured the victory, Aston was unhappy with their team ethic, and wants to see it improved.

“We didn’t play as a team and that’s the frustration for me,” he said.

“We pride oursselves as being a team, and run off and run on together.

“We came out for the second half in dribs and drabs, and that’s frustrating.

“If we”re going to be a team, let’s not play at it, let’s stick to it and finish the job off.

“But we won the game and that’s all that matters at this moment in time, to keep getting them points and ticking them over.

“But we’ve got a lot of work to do.”

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