Fozard: Sheffield not fearing the drop

Sheffield Eagles hooker Matty Fozard says the club is not worried about relegation heading into the final games of the regular Championship season.

The former St Helens hooker joined the Eagles this year after two loan spells at Batley Bulldogs and Rochdale Hornets respectively.

Sheffield sit in ninth place on the table, on the same amount of points as tenth-placed Oldham and one above eleventh-placed Whitehaven.

The Eagles have won just one of their past eight fixtures.

But Fozard said the squad is staying calm.

“Well we’re not worried about that [relegation] yet,” he told Love Rugby League.

“There’s three games left in the season then it’s the seven games left to put things right.

“We just need to be a bit more consistent, getting behind ourselves and working together and get back to where we should be and hopefully challenge for the shield.”

The Eagles have gone from finishing third in the Championship last season, to ninth this time around and they are just a point off finishing in the bottom two. If they are there at the end of the Championship Shield fixtures, they will be relegated.

However, they can start their revival when they travel to London on Sunday to take on the second-placed Broncos.

Building up to the game, Fozard said: “Yeah it should be a good game. I think the last few times we’ve played them we’ve not really been at our best – not really turned up.

“I think this time we need to put some wrongs right. The other week we played against Featherstone and had a really good game against a really good side, it’s just about getting back to where we need to be.”

Away from the worries of relegation, Fozard is hoping to carry on representing his country and ultimately get back to the big time of Super League.

The Widnes-born forward debuted for Wales in 2014. He has played twice for the Dragons.

“Just a stable career. Everyone wants to win trophies; everyone wants to play in the NRL, if you play in this country anyway,” the 21-year old said.

“I would love to have a good Super League career, play in the NRL and keep on playing internationally. Those are everyone’s goals and mine too.

“I owe a lot of success to my agent Ian Blease at Signature Sports.”



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