London Broncos hooker and vice-captain Dean Parata believes their first win of 2022 is not far away.
The Broncos have lost all but one of their games so far this year. The exception to that is their 18-18 draw at Barrow. They were the first team to take points off the Raiders.
London were narrowly beaten by Bradford in their last match. They almost won it late on as well, but Alex Walker’s effort was disallowed.
After a week off, they travel to face Sheffield Eagles on Saturday. The match will take place in Doncaster, as a result of work at Olympic Legacy Park being delayed.
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Parata believes the Broncos have the chance to build on the last three performances to register their first win of the season.
He told the club website: “We’re so close to registering that win. Our last three performances have all been encouraging, now it’s about getting that monkey off our back.
“Our confidence hasn’t faltered once during this run. The experienced boys know what we’re capable of, and our younger players still have the drive and determination needed to win which is a very good sign.
“Will (Lovell, club captain) has been a great leader through this period. We work on the same page and that’s important if we’re to be successful through April and May.”
Parata on new signing Dane Chisholm
Earlier this week, the Broncos completed the loan signing of Dane Chisholm from Parata’s former club Featherstone.
Parata believes his arrival can help the Broncos put in an 80-minute performance.
He added: “At the moment, we’re playing in good and bad patches – it’s our collective goal to be consistent throughout the 80 minutes.
“Chizzy (Dane Chisholm) joining us this week will give us a real boost in this area, it’s great to have him involved.
“We’re improving week on week. If you look at our performance against Widnes in January, we’re a completely different team compared to then.
“There are still areas to sharpen up, there always will be. But the determination and effort are there.”