Sheridan hoping to see Rovers progress

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rugby league: Featherstone Rovers coach Ryan Sheridan wants his side to start building some momentum ahead of the season run-in.

He praised his side’s performance in the 60-6 defeat of Barrow Raiders and is looking for another strong display against Cumbrian opposition in tomorrow’s rearranged home game with Workington Town.

Given the Northern Rail Cup semi-finals, it is the only Championship fixture scheduled and the ex-Great Britain scrum-half said: “It’s good that we can play again this weekend.

“It was a great victory at Barrow and if we can get a good week’s preparation then we can start building some momentum going into the next block of games.

“Workington have some good players – their halves are a real threat, and Jamie Thackray is a handful with the ball.

“They will definitely be a challenge for us.”

Featherstone will move back up into second place, usurping Halifax if they can secure a 14th win of the season from their game in hand.

Sheridan will have back-row Tim Spears available again while Jonny Hepworth could also return from injury but highly-rated prop Anthony England is in danger of missing the rest of the season with the shoulder injury picked up at Barrow.

Workington see Salford City Reds forward Jordan Walne back on loan at the club after he played for Oldham on dual-registration last week.