Kingstone Press Championship preview: Workington Town v Hunslet Hawks

Phil Veivers, the Workington Town coach, believes his squad will benefit from having had a weekend without a game.

“The number of games we’ve played in the last four weeks is well documented,” he said.

“We carried a few bumps and bruises into those games so a few of them have been able to freshen up. We’ve got some bodies back on board which is good.

“Hunslet have strung together some good results and haven’t been losing by a lot of points; their defence is pretty strong. They beat Whitehaven and against Dewsbury last week they were very physical and competed strongly so there’s no underestimation from our point of view.

“They are a side who fight hard just like ourselves and they’re going to be a tough nut to crack.”

Hunslet Hawks coach Barry Eaton said: “We had a bit of a different focus last week in the Cup and weren’t far off against a very good Dewsbury side.

“We’re back to the bread-and-butter of the league now so we’ll re-focus on the job in hand, which is a real tough task at Workington.

“They are a very good side at home and they’ll go into the game as favourites. We’ve got a long journey up there on Sunday morning.

“We’ll prepare for that, stop off en route, have a pre-match meal and give ourselves the best possible preparation to play well.”

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