Loanee Aston hoping to build on Featherstone display

Cory Aston is hoping to build on his man-of-the-match performance against Dewsbury Rams, this weekend, when Featherstone Rovers host London Broncos at the Big Fellas Stadium.

Aston scored a total of 22 points on Sunday, including one try and nine goals in what was his first start in Rovers colours, as the Rovers saw off Dewsbury Rams.

And the former Sheffield Eagles man is looking to enjoy more of the same when Featherstone tackle top-four rivals London on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 3.00pm).

“Last weekend was my first full 80 minutes since last season and it felt great to put in a solid performance and come away with the victory,” said Aston.

“I need to build on that now and use it as a stepping stone going forward.

“I am hoping I impressed Jon Sharp enough, so I can keep my place in the team for this weekend.

“It is going to be massive game for the club, one I very much want to be a part of. If we get the points against London we will be in a great position going into the Easter period.”

London head into the game against Featherstone on the back of a defeat to Sheffield, the capital club sitting fourth on the Kingstone Press Championship ladder – two points adrift of Sharp’s side.

Aston realises what is at stake this weekend, though insists the Rovers “dangerous” threats could prove the difference.  

“Me and Anthony Thackeray worked well together against Dewsbury, we are starting to understand how each other plays,” added the Leeds Rhinos loanee.

“Along with Keal Carlile and Matty Wildie we can be really dangerous going forward and cause issues for any side.

“It is key that all us creative players are at our best this weekend against London as they are a strong side, defensively.

“It is already tight at the top and we need to beat the other sides, such as London, who are challenging for a place in the top two or three positions.”

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