Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Sunday's Coming Extra: Featherstone Rovers

After the bombshell of money-man Feisal Nahaboo's peculiar exit from Post Office Road, Featherstone's off-field aftershocks continued to rumble last night when Chairman Mark Campbell faced shareholders and supporters at a fans forum.

We've always maintained that undue reliance on the generosity/whims of wad-waving individuals is a hards tightrope to walk for clubs and, hopefully, Fev can shake off this whole unsavoury period.

An overview of the fans forum can be found HERE >

Ahead of Sunday's game, Hornets' injury list has another addition: Saints DR stand-off Gary Wheeler was taken from the field at Keighley with what looks like a broken wrist.

Official RFL Preview
Gareth Langley and Mike Ratu remain sidelined for Rochdale Hornets as they prepare to face Featherstone Rovers in Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash.

Sean Casey missed out on selection last week, but could come into contention following the Hornets’ 48-6 defeat against Keighley Cougars.

Rovers have amassed 25 more league points than their hosts this year, but coach Andy Hay insists his side will not suffer from complacency.

Hay said: “We’ll turn up against Rochdale knowing we’ll be in for a tough game.

“They’ve been a very tough team over the last few weeks, and they’ve run Leigh close a couple of times.

“We’ll prepare well and take our focus onto the field and just do what we can do.”

Jarrod Sammut looks set to continue at full-back after impressing last week, while Hay has no new injury concerns following a 56-18 victory over North Wales Crusaders.