Sheffield Eagles: 'I don't think there’s anything between Championship sides’ says Thackeray

Sheffield Eagles ace Anthony Thackeray says improving concentration levels is the only aspect preventing a top five finish.

Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 14:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 16:10 pm
Anthony Thackeray

The Eagles could have been sat comfortably within the play-offs but they were downed narrowly against rivals Leigh and York in recent weeks, in matches which could have easily swayed towards Mark Aston’s side.

A top five finish now looks a tall order, with Thackeray stating the margins are fine between the elite sides in the divisions.

He told The Star: “You can see what York have done, and Leigh have come from nowhere as well. That could have easily have been us. I don't think there is much between the sides, maybe just a lapse in concentration here and there, and that's something we'll try and get to the bottom of.”

The Eagles certainly haven’t given up on a late surge into the Championship’s elite positions, whilst they still have an 1895 Cup semi-final against Batley to look forward to, with the winners going on to contest the final at Wembley.

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Thackeray believes the Eagles have made great strides in 2019, and there will be no let up during the remaining seven league games.

He added: “We have had it tough in recent weeks, but we have given it our all during this season, and that won't change. We started this season with 14 new signings, so I think considering where we have come from, we have gone well. We have slipped up on a couple of occasions, which if we hadn't we would have been right up there.”