Struggling Sheffield Eagles have been told to rediscover some passion after slumping to their seventh defeat of the season against Keighley on Sunday.
Last year’s Championship Grand Final winners now sit seventh in the table and are 20 points adrift of leaders Leigh Centurions. Third-place Halifax visit Owlerton this weekend and coach Mark Aston wants to see a change in attitude, otherwise the Eagles could be dragged into a relegation scrap.
“It’s all about our players getting them to respect the things I need them to do to engage and they are not doing it,” he told the Sheffield Star.
“It is all about ball control, we complete our first five sets and then only two out of eight. You don’t get momentum going on that,” he said.
“Consistency comes from within. There were some plays particularly in the first half [against the Cougars] when we were kicking the ball on the first play and I’m wondering what we are doing? If that’s discipline we certainly haven’t got it and I need to find it.”