Sheffield look to bounce back

The return of three key men is set to boost Sheffield Eagles coach Mark Aston as he looks for a response to last week’s 68-6 mauling against Leigh.

Kyle Wood, Simon Brown and Alex Szostak are all ready to bolster Aston’s squad in a timely fashion.

Sheffield could still qualify for the knockout stages of the Northern Rail Cup, providing they beat Hunslet and other results go their way.

But Aston knows his side need a major improvement from last week’s display. He said: “At times at Leigh we looked clueless. The big concern for me was our attitude – we gave in a bit too easily.”

Hunslet coach Paul March has no injury concerns but will conduct some changes in order to make full use of his squad.

March said: “Whoever wins this game will probably go through, so it’s an important match.

“Sheffield haven’t played any pre-season friendlies this year, so it’s going to take them time to gel together.

You can’t read too much into their results. We’ve got to make sure we go there and play well, because they’re going to get better every week from now on.”

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