Aston rues inconsistency

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Sheffield Eagles’ coach Mark Aston’s quest to find a settled 17 will resume against York City Knights tomorrow.

The team have ridden their luck in putting together a three-game winning run and Aston needs to find the elusive blend with big games coming up.

“It’s four games into the season and there’s room for improvement,” he said.

“It’s the inconsistency I want to get out of our play.

“If we don’t stop giving teams opportunities we will get beaten – we have to start running into form, there’s some big games coming up.”

Eagles will plan to exploit the wide pitch on their first game at Bramall Lane this season (kick-off 7.30pm).

Aston is set to shuffle the 17 again after leaving out forward Colton Roche against Workington and fielding a bench without a regular prop forward.

Former Hull and Castleford front rower Liam Higgins offers the experienced option but Aston admits to being tempted to reward teenage forward Connor Scott with his first senior game for nearly two years.

Centre Menzie Yere is set for a recall to the starting line up after being relegated to the bench at Town.

York have only one win from four games but they ran Halifax close before going down 18-14 at the weekend.

Eagles staged another late show in winning 28-24 at Workington Town after trailing 24-10 following a poor first half.

Tries from hooker Andrew Henderson and winger Nev Morrison kept the Eagles in touch at the break.

It was a more positive performance in the final 40 minutes with tries from substitute hooker James Davey and prop Mitch Stringer cutting the margin to two points.

Going into the final ten minutes Stringer forced his way over for the winning points with Dominic Brambani kicking four goals from five attempts.

York have been hit by injuries and their pack relies on dual registration loan players from Hull FC.

The danger will come from the kicking game of Simon Brown, who moved to the Knights this season, and his half-back partner Jon Presley, another former Eagles player.