Winger Scott Turner says some minor adjustments could see Sheffield Eagles end the season in style by beating Super League opposition.
The Eagles came close to springing a major upset last weekend after a narrow defeat against Salford Red Devils, before the Super League heavyweights finally sealed the game with two tries in the last five minutes.
With Hull KR in town this Friday night, Turner admitted that coming so close against Salford will spur the Eagles on to go one better on their return to the Steel City.
“We need to work on being just a little bit smarter in these last two games, we have proven against Salford that we can score tries, we just need to keep hold of that ball,” Turner told The Star.
“It was an awesome effort from the lads but we came away disappointed. We are glad that we have competed against a side that is in Super League, but we know that we could have won if we had been a bit smarter.
“We were close to winning but I think in the end we made too many errors and gave them too many opportunities. If we had cut out some of those errors then I think we can go on and win before the end of the Super 8s.”
Turner is one of 10 players who have already been confirmed as departing at the end of the season, bringing the curtain down on a three-year stay in South Yorkshire. A regular throughout the campaign, he admits he will be looking to end on a high with two home games remaining at Bramall Lane.
“Obviously I am leaving at the end of the year and from a personal point of view I really want to play as well as I can for these last couple of games,” the 27-year-old added.
“There is still some pride at stake and I want to end on a high. I have always enjoyed playing at Bramall Lane. The facilities are excellent, there will be a good atmosphere and I know all the lads are really looking forward to it.”
The former Dewsbury ace confirmed he has a deal elsewhere rubber stamped for next season, but for now he is fully concentrated on the end of the Super 8s.
“I have something sorted for next season but this isn’t the time to be talking about it,” he added. “I just want to do the best I can for Sheffield.”