Supporters can play a major part in helping Featherstone Rovers to overcome a big challenge from Sheffield Eagles in Sunday’s play-off semi-final at the Bigfellas Stadium, according to head coach Andy Hay.
A big, noisy crowd is hoped for as Rovers look to beat opponents who they lost to in the Grand Final two years ago, in order to reach the 2014 Grand Final.
Hay said: “It’s a Sunday night kick-off, which is probably not going to suit anyone, but hopefully we can get a big crowd and they can play a part.
“Hopefully we can get all the Featherstone people out there and they can get behind us and give a response to the team. It’s a massive game, it’s a semi-final and the last home game.
“We are 80 minutes away from getting to Headingley, which would be a great day out for everybody, but we’ve got a tough team to beat to get there.
“The fans can play a massive part. The night games have a great atmosphere and hopefully we can get that buzz going.
“Obviously we’ll way outnumber the Sheffield fans and it will be great to see a lot of our fans turn out and shout the home team on because it does mean a lot to the players and it does give you a massive lift.”