Mike Eccles will not allow any players in his squad to get carried away with recent results ahead of today’s Summer Bash fixture at Headingly Stadium against Sheffield (12.45pm).
The Broncos start the annual festival of Rugby League in west Yorkshire when facing Mark Aston’s Eagles shortly after midday before the remaining 12 Betfred Championship clubs take the field through the weekend.
Broncos enter the game high on confidence following Sunday’s 38-10 triumph over promotion hopefuls Halifax Panthers at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.
But Eccles has warned his squad against complacency ahead of kick-off and vowed to keep players level-headed despite winning four of their last six games.
“There’s a real excitement in the camp right now,” said Eccles. “They’ve realised what they’re capable of because of recent results, but it’s essential we remain level-headed.
“We still have a job to do concerning relegation, which remains mathematically possible. But we do want to look beyond the bottom two now, we want to work harder and achieve more results.
“Improving game by game has always been a core focus for the group through the season, and that remains the case.”
Eccles has the luxury of selecting his squad from an almost fully fit group of players.
Only Calum Gahan and Rian Horsman have been ruled out ahead of kick-off, and competition for team places has subsequently been ramped up.
“Calum (Gahan) and Rian (Horsman) are both unavailable,” said Eccles. “But they’re both back running and are three or four weeks away from being considered for the squad.
“We’re hopeful they (Gahan and Horsman) will be fit for our last couple of games,” said Eccles. “Otherwise, everyone is available and the competition for places is really intense.
“Some players pick themselves because of recent performances, but there is a group fighting over two or three spots and we’ve got some hard conversations to have before kick-off. It’s a good problem to have, though.
“Everyone is training so hard and wants to be part of the team, which is exactly what we want.”
London Broncos’ Betfred Championship fixture against Sheffield Eagles at Headingly Stadium kicks off at 12.45pm. The match will be broadcast live on Premier Sports, or updates can be followed on Twitter via @LondonBroncosRL.