Rowley said: “These last few weeks have been about rebuilding the faith. We had to prove ourselves and regain the public’s belief and support, and I think we’ve done that.
“Now we’re coming up against the form team of the league. We couldn’t have asked for a tougher start.
“Batley got a great result against Featherstone. Any team that John Kear coaches always has confidence, and they do the basics very well.”
Kear said: “It’s done us the world of good, because there’s a growing sense of belief and confidence within the camp.
“What we’ve got to do now is make sure that we don’t fall in love with ourselves, and instead realise that the results we’ve had so far have been based on plenty of hard work and commitment.”