Eagles get ready for next stage with loan newcomers

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Five players from Super League clubs have come in this season for Sheffield Eagles - three on season-long loans and two on month deals.

Coach Mark Aston hopes if in the future they are released by their parent club then Eagles would be in pole position to offer them contracts.

“I’m looking and if these lads are going to come available can I get them?”he said.

“ If the lads are going to be available next year then they will know me and I will know them and I can pull them in if they want to come to Sheffield Eagles.”

Two of the three players on season-long deals from Salford Red Devils ,Will Hope and Gareth Owen, have been regulars this season.

Jordan Burke, from Warrington, and Huddersfield’s Peter Aspinall made their home debuts last weekend and will be in the running to play at Workington Town on Sunday.

“Jordan Burke is class and has plenty of ability,” said Aston. “Peter Aspinall blew early but he looked a big, strong athlete in the second half.”

Aston insists there has been no change of policy on using loan deals. The players have signed on traditional loans and he restated his opposition to the controversial dual registration deals.

Last year he shunned the system which allows the Super League club to decide each week if the loan player is available. “I wouldn’t take these lads on dual reg; we have either got them on season loans or month loans,” he added. “My philosophy will never change on dual reg.”

Eagles goal kicker Dominic Brambani’s 11 conversions in the Challenge Cup win over London Skolars has taken him past 1,000 points in his UK career.