TIGERS v SCUNTHORPE, PREVIEW

Wednesday June 14, 2017
SHEFFIELD skipper Kyle Howarth says his side must get back to winning ways when they host local rivals Scunthorpe at Owlerton on Thursday (7.30).

The Window Centre Tigers slipped to a third successive defeat at the weekend as they went down 49-41 away to the Scorpions.

But with Sheffield still in a good position in the standings, Howarth insists it's important to remain positive.

And he's calling on a full team performance as they target revenge on Thursday.

"We’d already shown we can go to Scunthorpe and win just a few weeks ago so to come away with nothing this time around was disappointing to be honest," said Howarth.

“It just goes to show that you need everyone to be firing and that’s something we’ve been saying for a while now.

“When we are all on it we’re a dangerous team but Sunday was an example of where it only takes two or three of the boys to have a bit of an off day and you get punished in this league.

“But it’s only fired us up more for the home meeting and while nobody is easy, we want to hit back with a win that’s for sure.”

With Rob Branford riding for Premiership club Rye House and Jack Parkinson-Blackburn still absent, the Tigers have called on Josh Pickering and Jack Smith to stand in at reserve.

SHEFFIELD: Josh Grajczonek, Todd Kurtz, Lasse Bjerre, Josh Bates, Kyle Howarth, Josh Pickering, Jack Smith

SCUNTHORPE: Michael Palm Toft, Tero Aarnio, Lewis Kerr, Ryan Douglas, Josh Auty, Carl Wilkinson, David Wallinger.

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