Rams coach Warren Jowitt will demand a major improvement from his troops when they host Featherstone Rovers on Sunday.
He said: “I’m quite sure the players will improve. After the game they were brassed off with themselves.
“I wasn’t happy as a coach, and they weren’t happy as a group of players. We’ll need to be a lot better against Featherstone but I’m sure we’ll get a response.”
The pair suffered minor knocks during Rovers’ 74-0 romp against Workington but Powell is hopeful that both will be fit to play on Sunday.
Powell has asked his team to continue their recent good form. He said: “We’ve got bags of self belief, and so we should have. It will stand us in good stead in the coming weeks.”