Marshall makes Cup campaign a priority for Fax

Halifax coach Richard Marshall is keen to see his team progress through the Challenge Cup this season, seeing it as an important part of his club’s campaign.

Fax travel to Wakefield Wildcats on Friday night for a fifth round tie which Marshall is confident his team can win.

“I know Wakefield are having it tough at the moment but they are going to see this game as a way to improve the way their season is going,” said Marshall.

“We are putting a lot of concentration into progressing in the Cup, we see it as really important.

“We don’t want to waste the performance we put in against Barrow in the last round by getting eliminated on Friday.

“This is the most important game of our season so far.”

Fax beat Barrow Raiders 56-16 in the fourth round. Marshall knows that the game against Trinity will be on another level from that when it comes to quality.

“There will be a massive step up in the performance level from the game against Barrow,” Marshall added.

“It would be fantastic for the club to get through to the next round, there would be the possibility of facing another Super League club and set our stall out in terms of the rest of the season.

“The sport is really starting to grow again in the town and getting through to the next round would just be an even bigger boost for the club.

“There are some really interesting ties in this round of the Cup and it is important for us to give a good account of ourselves with the chance of getting into that middle eight.

“I don’t feel like we’ve quite hit our straps yet this season but this game gives us the chance to lay down a marker, we want to maintain our strong performances.”

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