Sheffield Eagles must strike back after big loss

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Sheffield Eagles Director Mark Aston will be looking for a positive reaction as his players look to put the disappointment of last weekend behind them.

Eagles were hammered by Leigh Centurions, yet they have suffered only five league defeats all season and bounced back after each with wins. Aston is now looking for the same response from his side for Workington Town’s visit on Sunday (5.15pm), with Halifax, Featherstone and London all sensing an opportunity to reel in the Eagles. Aston said: “Every game is going to be a tough encounter, that’s why I am getting greyer. We are just not quite doing certain things well enough at the moment. Halifax went to Dewsbury and gave them a real hiding so they are finding some good form at the right time. Every game is massive for everyone. We look now to improve in time for Sunday. We have to get ourselves back up, we are back in Doncaster next weekend and we will be fully focused on that.”

Meanwhile, rumours have been circulating regarding the Eagles ‘home’ for next season. Eagles are forging ahead with plans for a new stadium on their former site at Don Valley Stadium, the multi-sports Olympic Legacy Park facility, but it looks increasingly likely that they won’t be moving in until after next season.

Speculation suggests a move back to Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane is being mooted.

However it is believed that there is an option to play at their current residence at The Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster for another year.