Sheridan said: “There was lots of effort from our blokes, but it was just misguided at times.”
Thornton said: “Ryan taking over for the rest of the season gives them continuity. He’ll know the players and I wouldn’t have thought that he’ll change too much about how they play.
“We beat them at home and they’ll have that in the back of their minds, so we know the challenge ahead.”
He added: “We’re in a lull at the moment. Our form’s not been great and it’s a challenge to get out of that, but this week is an opportunity to do so as the pressure is off.
“Our main concern is to get our form back. We haven’t been playing well since our match against Hunslet and we’ve certainly dipped a bit.”