Head coach Lee Greenwood provided the media with his thoughts ahead of this weekends game against Swinton.
Greenwood will be hoping his side can bounce back after a close defeat to the York City Knights last weekend.
The Rams were in a good position at half time however a second half comeback meant the Knights went home the victors.
Greenwood is expecting a very different test but a tough one from the Lions.
He said: “We are approaching the game in the same way as last week, we know it will be a tough game. The approach won’t change, we are hoping to improve on some things that we weren’t great at last Sunday. It will be a totally different game this week that poses different challenges. I don’t know, no one knows if we’ll be able to overcome those challenges on Sunday but that’s the learning curve we are on.
“They got absolutely smashed in game one but they then brought four or five Wigan players in for game two and it made that game different. I don’t know those players well enough to know if those players are good enough to be around the first team. They have brought five Wigan lads in who are around their first team so that means they won’t be bad players. They have done it for a reason and they were probably unlucky to lose by that scoreline last week. It was quite a tight game all the way through and so it was a lot different from when they played Sheffield.
“they are a different proposition now to the team they put out against Sheffield. If they keep those players all season they will cause a lot of teams problems like they did with Bradford last week. They have young hungry lads who have some skill about them, they are a good side to be fair.
Looking back on the defeat to York, Greenwood reflected.
“I think looking back the first 50-55 minutes were good. It wasn’t like we had cups of coffee at half time and James Ford told York off. I thought it carried on for the first 10-15 minutes into the second half. A couple of things changed the game, Graeme Horne when he came on he changed how they played a bit, and also the first try rocked us and we didn’t know how to turn it around. It went a bit chaotic whereas before we were quite controlled. We were sort of handling everything they did. I don’t think they played any differently in the second half it was more us.
“We were in a commanding position against a team everyone is talking highly about. I will stick by what I said, York did enough and deserved to win it, but I think we handled a lot of what they threw at us, and yet we are nowhere near where we are going to be at some point. In that respect I am happy and it’s a different challenge this week and we want to start picking up points whilst we are improving as a team.”