Halifax v Featherstone Rovers preview

Halifax host Featherstone Rovers in round four as they look to win back-to-back games.

The side from the Shay travelled to Batley last weekend, and were victorious in a very gruelling 80 minutes.

The 6-2 win showed that ‘Fax can win ugly, and coach Richard Marshall definitely saw some encouraging signs in that match at Fox’s Biscuits Stadium.

“It was a tough game for both teams and realistically it could have gone either way,” said Marshall

“Getting the try just before half-time gave us momentum and then it was scoreless in the second half, which you don’t usually see.”

Ahead of the clash this Sunday, Marshall said: “Featherstone will be smarting – that wouldn’t have been what they wanted or planned for at this stage of th season so they’ll have a point to prove.”

Featherstone Rovers were defeated heavily in the last round and they’ll be wanting to bounce back with a vengeance.

The Rovers are still without two of their off-season signings, as Reni Maitua and Ryan Verlinden are currently in Australia. 

Andy Hay will be hoping his two recruits will be over here in the near future as their presences will fit into the Championship perfectly.

In the week, Iain Morrison has been welcomed back to the club as he’s now part of Andy Hay’s backroom staff.

Jack Bussey and Ian Hardman both missed the round three match against Bradford, so they may well be selected into the squad if they’re deemed fit.

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