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DUFFY LEFT FRUSTRATED

HEAD coach John Duffy cut a frustrated figure following Featherstone’s latest Betfred Championship success.

His Rovers overcame Swinton Lions yesterday but Duffy was unhappy with the afternoon’s play, despite Featherstone making it five wins from six to stay level on points with league-leading London.

“I didn’t feel there was any control over the game whatsoever, I had players in the changing rooms with minor cuts and swellings where there shouldn’t be,” said Duffy, who is sponsored by Nuffield Health.

“There was certainly a lot to contend with. We knew what Swinton were going to throw at us but we could have dealt with it better than we did.

“I am just glad we got through the game to be honest. It is another win on the board but we have a few players we will now need to look after going into next weekend.”

Martyn Ridyard collided with a Lions player during the second half and left the field of play shortly afterwards.

The Rovers stand-off is facing a short spell on the sidelines as a result but his situation will be monitored by medical staff ahead of Sunday’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fourth-round game against North Wales Crusaders.

Duffy added: “Martyn is struggling. He looks pretty sore and swollen, so I am not sure if he is going to be fit for this week.

“We just need to make sure the guys carrying knocks are ready for the trip to Wrexham.

“We are looking to enjoy a good run in the Challenge Cup and it will be tough for us at North Wales.”

Admission for Sunday's game is priced at £15 (adults), £7 (concessions) and £3 (juniors) - and all tickets are to be purchased at the Queensway Stadium turnstiles.

Tickets cannot be pre-purchased from the Rovers Superstore.

For more information, call 01977 702386 during normal office hours.