Tigers can still be a force says skipper

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Tigers skipper Simon Stead was keen to look at the positives after his side slipped to a 52-38 defeat at Rye House.

Despite a resilient effort, Sheffield left Hoddesdon empty-handed just 24 hours after they had suffered a frustrating loss against Scunthorpe on home soil.

Stead admitted his side were left bitterly disappointed with two below- par performances.

Yet he is eager to take the positives and move on from a disappointing week - and he is backing his side to find top form.

Said Stead: “It has been frustrating, not getting any points from those two meetings.

“I think we were slightly unlucky not to get anything from Rye House - we held them close until the back end of the meeting and they were just a little bit too strong for us in the end.

“There were some positives to take from that Rye House result because it was a good effort from the boys, and on another day we might have been able to get something.

“On the flip side there weren’t really any positives to take from the Scunthorpe meeting I don’t think.

“It was a really disappointing performance and there are no excuses for not winning at home.

“A few of the boys are struggling a bit but I know everyone is working hard to try and turn things around.

“I think when they do that then we are going to be a force to be reckoned with, and we can only hope things do click for us and we can fulfil our potential as a team.

“We’ve had a couple of poor results but there have still been plenty of positives this year.

“We just need to focus on those and concentrate on moving forward.

“As captain I’m looking for a big response, and I’ve got full confidence in the nots hitting top form soon.”