Former Featherstone Rovers player Ben Hellewell says he can’t wait to face his old club on Friday to show them what they’ve lost.
A Scottish international, Hellewell played 18 games for Rovers before finding first team opportunities limited. He joined London Broncos in the off season on a two-year deal.
“I can’t wait to face some of my best mates who are in the Rovers side. I need to go there and show them what they lost,” said Hellewell. “I enjoyed my time there but come Friday I know they’ll come out ready to take my head off.”
Broncos face Featherstone Rovers on Good Friday before they are back at The Hive on Easter Monday.
“I’ve played in a similar kind of schedule to the Easter period but don’t think it’s as short of a turnaround as playing two games in three days but we’re a fit enough team to pull through,” continued Hellewell. “We’ve got enough potential to win both of the games too.
“Since Hendo (Andrew Henderson) has taken over he’s brought a togetherness to the squad, a bit more fun to training and just a different dynamic, training is much more competitive now.”
“It’s an 80 minute game, and in my opinion we didn’t play for 80 minutes against Halifax but the last 20 minutes really showed our character and our fitness, and our will to win. It was a scramble, which in hindsight we don’t want that to happen but if push comes to shove we know we can hold on for the win. The Halifax game taught us what we need to do to get an 80 minute game together, we can’t be coming into games dipping our toe in, we need to jump straight in and bring our ‘A-game’ from the start rather than getting into a game and holding on for a win.
The Broncos face Featherstone Rovers on Good Friday (3rd April, kick-off 7:30pm) before they are back at The Hive on Easter Monday (6thApril, kick-off 3pm).
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