Aston apologises to Sheffield fans

Sheffield Eagles head coach Mark Aston has apologised to the club’s fans following their poor start to the season and admitted that he is looking to add to his squad.

The Eagles have endured a lacklustre start to the season, slumping to eighth in the Championship after losing their last four league outings.

Things had started well for the Eagles after winning their opening two matches against Workington and Halifax, but recent defeats to Leigh, Whitehaven, Featherstone and Dewsbury have seen the team move four points behind fourth-placed Bradford.

It follows their decision to move to full-time training ahead of the 2016 season, the first time in the club’s history.

“I am almost lost of words,” said Aston.

I must apologise to our fans who travelled to Dewsbury. They will be questioning what I am questioning, the heart. I questioned it at half time, I said before the game that the team that wants it the most, will win it and looking at that (the match performance), we didn’t want it enough.

“We are looking to bring some new faces in, if possible. There is no denying we are nowhere near we need to be, which is evident by our league position.”

“Again, apologies to our fans, we value your support, we are working tirelessly to turn things around and need everyone backing us moving forward.”

Sheffield take on Bradford this Sunday, with a defeat meaning the Eagles will have to catch up six league points to make the Qualifiers for a second consecutive year.