Sheffield Eagles: Aston refuses to wrap squad in cotton wool ahead of Rochdale clash
Sheffield Eagles chief Mark Aston has taken a physical approach to training as he attempts to guard against any complacency ahead of tonight’s visit of basement club Rochdale.
The Eagles returned to winning ways at Batley last weekend, and now host a Rochdale side who have won just once in 16 games in the league this season.
Aston is desperate not to lose the momentum picked up with their victory over the Bulldogs, and has adopted a hard line approach to training to ensure his side don’t drop their standards.
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Aston is likely to keep faith with the majority of the squad which was successful last weekend, but is without Ben Hellewell who was included in London’s 19-man squad for their Super League encounter with Hull KR. Prop Rory Dixon is in contention after being recalled from his loan at Hunslet.
He added: “I'll make sure they are grounded, so we don't just expect to win. That's what kills you. If you think you’re comfortable you get a slap in the chops. I don't want that, we need to keep moving forward now.”