London Broncos v Workington Town preview

London Broncos face Workington Town at The Hive this weekend. The Broncos will be looking to end their two loss streak while Workington will be wanting to record back-to-back victories after their triumph over Doncaster in round three.

Since Joey Grima left London for Australia due to family reasons, assistant coach Andrew Henderson has taken temporary charge and he says it’s been a tough week to overcome.

“Obviously the news of Joey stepping down came as a shock not only to the club but to myself and the players,” said Henderson. “This week we’ve been trying to prepare the players as best as we can going into the fixture against Workington on Sunday.”

After the Broncos’ heavy loss to Sheffield in round two, the capital club had to face Leigh last weekend and Henderson knew where his side had to up their game.

“We spoke about our attitude and how it needed to improve and we certainly had that in abundance on Sunday.” he said.

When asked about his team’s Cumbrian opposition, Henderson said: “They are a good side with some handy players. Hopefully, come game day, we’ll have prepared well enough to deliver and execute what we need to do to get the result.”

Workington Town recorded their first win of the 2015 season last weekend, and coach Phil Veivers is looking for his side to back it up against the Broncos.

“There was a lot of improvement from the Batley game so I was pleased,” said the Australian.

“We’re going to be very thorough on our preparations this week. We’re travelling down on Saturday, so it gives the boys ample time to recover from the journey and we’ll be prepared and ready to go on Sunday.”

Jack Murphy is doubtful due to a ligament injury to his thumb while Callum Phillips has a neck injury.

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