“Now is the time to deliver” – Sheens issues rallying call to squad

Hull Kingston Rovers coach Tim Sheens says “now is the time to deliver” as his squad enters the Super 8s Qualifiers.

The Robins are aiming to return to Super League at the first time of asking and after a dominant season in the Championship, Sheens is confident his side has the ability to threaten the top tier clubs.

The hosts take on Halifax at KCOM Craven Park this afternoon, looking to avenge their defeat to the West Yorkshire side on the final day of the regular season.

Speaking to the Hull Daily Mail, Sheens said: “Super League experience means nothing if you don’t provide it on the day,”

“These guys have got to understand that they have to play like a top-flight player, and to do so they’ve got to lift their efforts.

“Some of them have been up and down but now is the time to deliver in these close games. I think we’ve got the talent but the attitude is the most important thing.

“It’s how we defend and hold together which will be crucial. Those gears are all about attitude. Once you have them, it’s automatic in offence and defence. I’m certainly confident that our attitude will be right.”