Kingstone Press Championship Preview: Sheffield Eagles v Rochdale Hornets

Sheffield Eagles coach Mark Aston has urged his troops to “put on another show” when they host Rochdale Hornets in Wednesday’s Kingstone Press Championship fixture.

The match, which will be played at Bawtry Road, provides an opportunity for in-form Sheffield to claim a fourth consecutive win.

Eagles were 36-28 winners against Whitehaven on Sunday, and could climb into fifth place with victory against Rochdale.

Hornets coach Ian Talbot said: “Sheffield are a very dangerous team.

“They always come good towards the back end of the season, and they’ve started to string a few results together in the last month. They’ll be a threat to anybody who plays them in the play-offs.”

Talbot, whose side are also backing up after playing on Sunday, added: “It’s a very difficult task for part-time players, but we’ll go there and give it our best shot.

“We were frustrated we didn’t get a win on Sunday, but we’ll dust ourselves down and get on with things.

“We’ve got three games to go, and we’re trying to make sure we finish above Swinton. Taking something out of this trip to Sheffield would help us do that.”

Michael Knowles and Peter Green could come into contention for the hosts, while Hornets pair Sean Casey and Jordan Case are both unavailable.

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