Rovers hoping for bumper crowd at final league match

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FEATHERSTONE Rovers are aiming to attract an attendance of 3,000 for their final Co-operative Championship league game of the season against Keighley Cougars at Bigfellas Stadium on Sunday, September 2 (3pm kick-off).

The RFL have confirmed they will attend along with the league sponsors Co-operative to present Rovers with the League Leaders’ Shield.

The Yorkshire Warriors Choir will provide entertainment at the match which will also feature a curtain-raiser between Featherstone Lions and North Derbyshire Chargers.

From tomorrow (Friday), supporters can pre-purchase three tickets for the price of two for the match,

Rovers chief executive Craig Poskitt (pictured) said: “We are really pushing this game and we expect a healthy crowd to see the club lift the League Leaders Shield for the third season in a row, a feat which is unprecedented.

“Commercially, hospitality has been sold out for several months which just goes to show the interest in this game.

“Some may say a crowd of 3,000 is unrealistic but as an ambitious club on and off the field we are confident that we can hit the target, as we did with season ticket sales at the start of the season.

“I’d encourage everybody to talk about the game and set the club up nicely for the play off campaign at the business end of the season. We will be publicising the game through a number of channels so we are hoping coach Daryl Powell and the team are rewarded with a bumper crowd.”