Aston: We can compete with Leigh

Sheffield coach Mark Aston says the Eagles can compete with Leigh if they have the right mindset.

Sheffield host the Centurions this evening at home.

The Eagles put in an impressive performance to win 32-14 at London Broncos last weekend.

Coach Mark Aston said: “It was a good bus journey home from London. They played well, Scott Wheeldon was outstanding, Steven Thorpe is back, Matt James is back and we’ve got a bit of competition for places as well.

“When you can have 24 training at once it makes it a little bit easier to get the qualities you want.

“I’ve said all season, it’s not about ability but our mindset and attitude. It just shows you what we are capable of and hopefully we can reproduce that on Friday against Leigh.

“I thought we were very unlucky when we played at Leigh but it showed me that we can compete. We know what we’re capable of, but we’ve got to go with the right mindset.

“It would certainly tick a box for us for the rest of the season.”

Leigh  secured the League Leaders’ Shield following their 58-18 home win over Halifax.

Coach Neil Jukes said: “We took a lot of opportunities and played with a lot of energy against Halifax. The players carried everything out brilliantly, we were clinical.

“We’ve got 25-26 players to pick from in the squad and are in a good place at the moment.

“To win the League Leaders’ Shield with two games to go is a great effort and testament to the players, the backroom and medical staff supported by the Board of Directors who have showed a lot of confidence in me.

“Sheffield had a good win at London and they’ll have a lot of confidence. They are a very tough team to play against.

“I want to pick a team that will go out and do a good job.

“We have bigger goals ahead- the Super 8s Qualifiers is our biggest goal and that’s where we want to do the business but we want to finish the Championship season in style first.”

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