New faces for Eagles

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Director of Rugby Mark Aston says he will add new faces to his squad after Sheffield Eagles survived another tough afternoon to record a narrow success at Workington on Sunday.

Aston was again critical of his side’s performance and is set to add some fresh faces to his squad despite the Eagles making it four consecutive Kingstone Press Championship victories in Cumbria.

“Hopefully this week we will be able to add to the squad,” Aston told The Star.

“We are definitely close, a deal is set to be cemented with a player who can really add something to us.”

A solid defensive display laid the foundation for victory as Aston’s side maintained third position: “It was always going to be tough against Workington because they are a good team,” he added.

“I was disappointed with the performance and I was relieved at the end if I am honest. I thought we were well in control up until the last five minutes but we got the job done and we don’t have to make the long journeys again this season.”