Winger Abbas Miski has warned London Broncos must remain on their guard until the final hooter sounds in each match.
The 25-year-old was left with mixed feelings following the Broncos’ 20-20 draw against Sheffield Eagles on Saturday, after scoring his first hat-trick on UK soil.
Eagles’ Aaron Brown touched down to seemingly take the game away from the Broncos with only two minutes remaining and put the hosts 20-18 ahead.
Determined not to leave Yorkshire empty handed, the Broncos pulled together to win a penalty in the dying seconds which Jarrod Sammut successfully converted to earn a draw.
Despite an improved team performance, Miski said seeing out games is an area that can be improved.
“Ultimately, the game was in our hands and in the future, we will need to ensure that we take the two points and not just one or worse,” said Miski.
“Our urgency is an area we can develop, if Sunday’s game (against Newcastle) is close then we’ll be working extremely hard to ensure we don’t throw points away.”
The Lebanon international was speaking as part of the squad’s media training session on Tuesday afternoon with club partner Fortitude Communications.
Fortitude has partnered with the Broncos to manage the club’s communications and PR strategy covering matters both on and off the pitch.
Tuesday’s session explored media interview techniques and tips on how players can best engage with supporters via social media. Players then took part in an interactive workshop to help hone their interview techniques.
Reflecting on his hat-trick performance while speaking to his teammates at the end of the session, Abbas joked: “I’ve settled into London Broncos really well, I feel like I’m a bit of a cult hero among my teammates!
“Saturday (against Sheffield) was a step in the right direction, and we have re-focused as a team since ahead of Newcastle’s visit on Sunday.
“We’re developing as a team and I believe that is evident from the performances we are delivering on the pitch. We achieved a lot of our goals we set out to accomplish before kick-off against Sheffield which we were pleased about.
“Now we’ve got to continue that development and look towards earning a positive result on Sunday.”
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Kick-off is at 3pm.