Eagles: New boy set for debut

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Sheffield Eagles have signed utility back Jordan Burke on loan from Super League club Warrington Wolves.

The 22-year-old trained with the Eagles last night and will go into the squad for the game at Keighley Cougars tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

Burke comes on a one-month loan and can play full-back or half-back, where the Eagles lack cover following the injury to Cory Aston, son of coach Mark Aston.

It’s Mark Aston’s fourth loan signing this season following three from Salford Red Devils.

“Players need to compete and fight for their place in the squad,” said Aston.

“Jordan certainly gives us more options in the backs.”

Meanwhile Aston is demanding a repeat of the clinical performance which saw a 46-10 win over Dewsbury.

The Eagles face a test against in-form Keighley playing on a tight pitch with a vocal crowd close to the action.

“It’s always a difficult place to go but you have to get on with it and adapt,” said Aston.

“We raised the bar last weekend at home against Dewsbury and we need to keep the standards high, anything less would be disappointing.”

Centre Corey Hanson has gone on loan to Championship One team Gloucestershire All Golds for a month.

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