Sheffield Eagles’ winger Rob Worrincy wants team to arrest slump in Betfred Championship fortunes against Whitehaven

Sheffield Eagles’ winger Rob Worrincy wants the team to arrest their slump in fortunes against Whitehaven this weekend.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 12:08 pm

Sheffield host the Cumbrians on Sunday (3pm kick-off) having lost three of their last four matches, including an 18-50 thrashing at the hands of high-flying Featherstone Rovers last time out.

Their visitors have won two and lost five of their seven 2021 Betfred Championship games.

"It’s going to be difficult, probably equally as difficult as the Featherstone game but for different reasons,” said Leeds-based Worrincy, who works as a police officer in Bradford away from rugby league.

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"They are picking and targeting games they can be competitive in and try to win.

"It’s a game we want to be winning to put to bed this form we have had where we have not got the results needed.”

Eagles started the season brightly with two wins from their first two league matches but results and performances have steadily declined since.

Worrincy admitted it’s been a “topsy-turvy” start – but is still enjoying his fourth spell in South Yorkshire.

He said: "I don’t think many people have bad things to say about this club, the supporters are really good people and really get you feeling a part of it.

"Mark (Aston) was the first coach who gave me an opportunity when I dropped out of academy level. He’s always been willing to to give people opportunities and work with people to get the best out of them.

“The first two results buoyed us and showed us the potential we can play to. We could be one performance from finding those standards again."

Ryan Millar and Anthonery Thackeray should return on Sunday after they missed out against Featherstone.

Outside back Connor Bower is also available for selection for the first time this season after recovering from an injury.

"Thacks (Thackeray) is a key player for us and often can do little things that unlock defences,” said Worrincy, another of the team’s elder statesmen at 35.

"Ryan’s been fantastic, not just this season but he’s probably been one of the standout wingers in the Championship for a few years.

"It will be good to have them back, they have both been missed but to be fair to the lads who came in, I don’t think they did a bad job either.”