Featherstone Rovers have been doing it tough in recent weeks on the field.
After losing to Leigh Centurions once more in the Championship, Rovers have had nitty-gritty wins over the Widnes Vikings and then the Barrow Raiders at the weekend – both places which are not easy venues to go to.
Though they may have lost touch with Leigh at the top, Featherstone are still well entrenched to make it to the Million Pound Game and therefore a shot of Super League.
For the club itself, they are optimistic that they have what it takes to cause the Centurions a number of problems.
Rovers chief executive Martin Vickers wrote on the website: “For those who travelled up to Barrow, I’m sure you will join me in giving the players a big pat on the back for dealing with lots of adversity on the day against a very tough opponent, the guys dug in so well for each other and played with a lot of heart and all the signs are strong that they are building up well for the business end of the season. This Saturday’s game will be our last home league fixture of the regular season and I’m really looking forward to celebrating another strong home season with only one loss on the record. Our players have again done the Club proud this season and I would encourage you all to turn up in numbers to give the lads the support they deserve
“We are certainly looking to sign off our home season in style with a trial £2.50 per pint offer on various beers pre-match (No excuses then not to be in early doors!), the players will also be handing out T shirts to thank the fans post game, and we will be having plenty of player interviews post-match in the bar, it’s a bank holiday weekend so it should be a great Saturday night, we really do need your support this weekend!”
Vickers also pointed to a number of ‘surprising’ deals set to be announced – whether those signings will be from outside the current playing group or within still remains to be seen, but it is still an exciting time to be a Rovers fan.
Vickers continued: “This is a really busy time off the field at present with lots of contractual discussions going on and we should have plenty of good news to share with you all in the next few weeks, I think there will be a few surprises in there! Being in the position we are, it can be a challenge with uncertainty about which league we will be playing in 2023, but I would reassure all supporters that whichever League we will be in, we will continue to work hard to deliver a quality team on the field.”