Sheffield Eagles: Improved form can see Dominic Brambani back in side

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Sheffield Eagles Director Mark Aston has quashed speculation that scrum-half Dominic Brambani could be leaving the club.

Brambani has struggled to hold down a starting berth at the Keepmoat this season and was dropped from the 17 for the defeat against Leigh Centurions. The Star understands that a lack of recent game time has alerted rivals Batley Bulldogs, but Aston insists that Brambani is still part of his plans. “We are not in the market for letting players go,” Aston said. “I haven’t had a conversation with anybody regarding him. Dom is very much part of the squad. He loves this club and we love him but he needs to play well to get in the side.”

Cory Aston was preferred to Brambani for the Leigh game, but Aston snr insists Brambani is in contention with a return possible for this weekend’s Challenge Cup fifth rounder with Super League Hull FC at Bramall Lane.

“We have four half-backs in the team now and they are all fighting for each others places and as far as I’m concerned that’s great,” Aston said.

“We need to find the best combination but are we looking at it and we are getting closer to finalising that.

“It is a tough call; I went for what I thought was our best defensive team against Leigh and Cory fits that, he did well and it also gave him a feel for the big game environment which will only do him good.

“I felt for Dom, I will always speak highly of him, but I also felt for Rob Worrincy too, neither of them have done anything wrong. They will get their opportunity again and it is up to them to take it.”

Ticket prices for Sunday’s Challenge Cup clash with Hull FC will be the same as the usual league fixtures with full ticket information available on the Eagles’ official website. The match is a 3pm kick off with only the John Street side of Bramall Lane being made available to supporters.