Eagles want to settle in now at new home

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Sheffield Eagles need to show they are coming to terms with the switch to Owlerton Stadium when they face amateurs East Leeds in the Challenge Cup tomorrow.

Coach Mark Aston wants his players to meet the challenge of playing on a tight, narrow pitch at the greyhound stadium.

The team lost their first game on their return to Owlerton after 25 years and have an important league clash with Dewsbury Rams coming up. “This game is about us and getting used to Owlerton and hopefully it will be a bit drier than it was the other week and we can get the first win there off our back,” said Aston.

“Owlerton is a different environment. We’ve only played one game there and the challenge is for us to become part of the fabric – it has to feel home.”

Aston will give a debut to USA World Cup centre Lelauloto ‘Loto’ Tagaloa at Owlerton tomorrow, kick-off 2pm.

He added: “We just need to play and enjoy the game and make sure we are a bit better than we were last week.”

“We have to hit the mark against East Leeds and it’ll make it easier when we face Dewsbury.”