Lawton wants to give something back to Keighley supporters

Keighley Cougars star Danny Lawton has put faith in his teammates to lift the iPro Sport Cup trophy for the club’s supporters.

Lawton and co open the 2016 Summer Bash as they take on York in the main cup competition for clubs outside the top two tiers.

After missing out on promotion at the final hurdle last year, which followed the tragic death of Danny Jones, Lawton wants to give something back to the Cougars faithful.

“It would mean so much,” he said.

“It’s obviously been well documented what has happened at the club over the last 12 months and I just think that it will be a good way of giving the fans something good to cheer about because they’ve stuck with us through thick and thin.

“They stay with us through promotions and relegations so it would be good to give them something to cheer about.

“It’s early days yet, a lot of our fans like to get tickets last minute or go and pay on the gate so hopefully we can do a good job in selling even more tickets and making it a really good day.”

The occasion is a chance at redemption for the Cougars, who were knocked out of the Challenge Cup earlier in the year by James Ford’s Knights.

“We were disappointed with that game because we went into it very confident that we could get something out of it but we didn’t really turn up with the right mentality.

“They started off really well and went 18-0 up and we made a better fight of it in the second half but York were better on the day. Hopefully we can turn that around in the final.”