SHEFFIELD EAGLES: Mark Aston targets big victory

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SHEFFIELD Eagles coach Mark Aston will set his players a target of winning by at least 12 points against Halifax at the New Shay on Sunday (kick-off 3pm).

It would deny Fax a losing bonus point and ensure the Eagles take over second place in the Championship.

“It’d give us a massive boost going into the final three games,” said Aston. It would also avenge a 50-18 hammering in the league and a 24-22 defeat in the Rail Cup semi.

“Halifax will be on top of the world after the Rail Cup final win but this is about us,” said Aston. “It was close in the semi-final and that’s something we want to put right.”

“It’s a big ask going to Halifax, but it’s a wide pitch, which suits us. We can score tries, and over the last few weeks we’ve defended well.”

Centre Menzie Yere and loose-forward Joe Hirst are being monitored for any reaction to training after missing recent games.