Sheffield Eagles: Coach Mark Aston wants to banish defeat

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SHEFFIELD Eagles players have been told to display their ability to bounce back after a big defeat when they face Leigh Centurions today (Sunday, May 6, 2012).

Coach Mark Aston has been working hard to banish any hangover from the 12-try defeat at Super Catalan Dragons in the Challenge Cup.

“We’ve forgotten what happened in France, he said. “I’ve been trying to loosen the lads up because last weekend had taken a lot out of them.”

Aston added: “The last time we had a disappointing result we came back and racked up 60 points at Featherstone. We have to show that ability to stick in there and have that bouncebackability.”

A win over Leigh will put the Eagles into the top six but the Centurions come to Don Valley tomorrow (kick-off 3pm) as the Championship’s form team with a league and Cup double over Halifax.

The Lancashire club’s visit to Don Valley in the Rail Cup, in February, produced a dramatic finish with Dominic Brambani’s field goal edging it for the Eagles.

“We’re looking forward to being back in a league game,” said Aston.