Danny Ward has sights firmly set on promotion back to Super League

London Broncos head coach Danny Ward says there is plenty of improvement to be made by his team despite their weekend victory over York.

The 18-12 success at Bootham Crescent propelled the Broncos back into contention at the top of the Championship after back-to-back defeats.

“I am happy we are back up to second place but there is still plenty of room for improvement,” said Ward.

“We are disappointing in quite a few areas. Going from 18-0 and well in control to then making common errors saw us put ourselves under so much needless pressure.

“We have a lot to learn from that because we have done that in several games already this season so we are not getting excited or ahead of ourselves and we are still a considerable way off the ‘end product’.”

Though he insisted the win was ‘not pretty’, Ward was happy to ‘settle some scores’ as his team stuttered to a home defeat to York in the Coral Challenge Cup a fortnight prior.

Kieran Dixon kicked three goals in London’s 18-12 win over York. Credit: David Greaves/News Images

“It is always nice to get the better of a team who has bested you in return already this season.” Ward answered.

“I would rather come here and take the two points in the league than win the Challenge Cup but York are a good side.

“James Ford has built a hard-working team, they play well for each other but we will have them at home at the end of the season, best of three after all.”

As a result of their exit two weeks ago, the Broncos will sit out next weekend’s action when the fifth round of the Challenge Cup takes place.

Ward possesses mixed feeling regarding the situation as a potential Cup run did not escape his notice.

Danny Ward is hoping to guide London back to Super League at the first attempt. Credit: Mark Cosgrove/News Images

He said. “We may have next week off but we will still be giving it our all in training.

“I am disappointed though that we will not be competing in the Challenge Cup next week.

“We still would have liked a good Cup run but it is what it is and we just have to make that benefit us.

“We will have a couple of days off now but then it is straight back to business as we really want to compete at the end of the season for promotion.”

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