Aston hopes to retain Rovers place for London clash

Cory Aston scored 22 points in Featherstone's win at Dewsbury.
Cory Aston scored 22 points in Featherstone's win at Dewsbury.

YOUNG half-back Cory Aston hopes to build on his impressive Featherstone performance in last weekend’s 38-6 win at Dewsbury when Rovers host Championship top-four rivals London Broncos this Sunday.

The 22-year-old, on loan from Leeds Rhinos, scored a try and landed nine goals from nine kicks in his first start for Featherstone.

The former Sheffield Eagles player aims to keep up the good work against London.

“Last weekend was my first full 80 minutes since last season and it felt great to put in a solid performance and come away with the victory,” said Aston.

“I need to build on that now and use it as a stepping stone going forward.

“I am hoping I impressed Jon Sharp enough, so I can keep my place in the team for this weekend.

“It is going to be massive game for the club, one I very much want to be a part of. If we get the points against London we will be in a great position going into the Easter period.

“Me and Anthony Thackeray worked well together against Dewsbury, we are starting to understand how each other plays,” added the Leeds Rhinos loanee.

“Along with Keal Carlile and Matty Wildie we can be really dangerous going forward and cause issues for any side.

“It is key that all us creative players are at our best this weekend against London as they are a strong side, defensively.

“It is already tight at the top and we need to beat the other sides, such as London, who are challenging for a place in the top two or three positions.”