Assistant coach Paul Rowley said: “We didn’t play as well against Swinton as we did in the previous week and our intensity dropped off, so there’s a new challenge this week for us to maintain the intensity we showed against Batley.
“However, we still scored 42 points and Swinton have recruited pretty well. We’re not over-thrilled with how we played and that probably shows more about where we feel we should be.”
Rowley was quick to acknowledge Sheffield’s strengths. He said: “They knocked us out of the play-offs last year.
“We know they’re a dangerous side and a very difficult side to beat. We’re concentrating on ourselves and what we’re offering rather than the opposition, but we do realise we’ll have to be on the top of our game against them.”
The Eagles chief is also promising a change of line-up after last week’s forwards dominated selection against Whitehaven. “We won’t go to Leigh with the same sort of squad,” he said.