Halifax not daunted by KR trip says Marshall

Halifax boss Richard Marshall says his side are not daunted by the prospect of travelling to Hull Kingston Rovers in the Qualifiers.

Fax’s late surge to the top four, including a last day win over the Robins, has left the players confident of their chances in the middle eights.

Marshall has led the West Yorkshire club to two top four finishes in the past three years. However, this season’s achievement on a shoestring budget has been magnificent and the coach has spoke of everyone’s delight following the victory against KR two weeks ago.

“We were really pleased with how we performed against a strong Hull KR team last time out,” he told the Halifax Courier.

“We know they will be stronger this time – Shaun Lunt will come back in and Mose Masoe will probably play and whoever else – but we’re confident.

“We’ve got momentum going in and, though it’s never easy playing over in Hull, we did a good job there earlier in the year.

“I think we were only one try adrift going into the last 10 or 15 minutes so we weren’t far off and this doesn’t daunt us.

“It will be a different challenge this weekend as their season relies on beating sides like ourselves in the Qualifiers.

“And they will be confident. They’ve been good in the Championship all year. Obviously the last two games they have fallen away but I do think they had one eye on the Qualifiers then.”