LONDON coach Tom Tsang insists Broncos are fired up and ready to face Oldham in the Betfred Championship at Bower Fold on Sunday (3pm) following three weeks without a game.
They haven’t played since they beat York City Knights 50-22 at home on July 11 in Tsang’s first game as boss following the shock departure of head coach Danny Ward.
Covid worries, plus upheaval caused by Ward’s departure and Tsang’s promotion from No 2 to the end of the season, have had to be addressed during a three-week period with no action on the field.
Several players have today concluded Covid isolation periods and are available for selection.
Despite working with reduced numbers, interim coach Tsang says he has been pleased with the attitude and professionalism of players in both physical and virtual attendance at training sessions.
“It’s been helpful to get three weeks rest for a few guys who needed it, but we would have preferred less time off. All our training sessions have been filmed and distributed to the entire squad.
“We’ve sat down physically and virtually with players, so everyone is briefed about this weekend’s game.
“We adopted a very thorough training process and all the lads bought into it despite some of them being away from the squad to isolate.
“Players not isolating have completed really focused work. Training has been executed to a very high standard, so we are pleaed with our preparation.”
Tsang is expecting a tough and physical battle at Bower Fold.
“Oldham are very strong at home and they’ve been extremely unlucky in recent games, which I have watched closely.
“In periods of games they’ve pulled apart teams which previously we have had to work hard against.
“Their league position means players are fighting for their livelihoods and we must match their hunger and desire.
“If we can do that, I’m confident our quality will shine through. We are ready to attack Sunday’s game and use it as a springboard to continue to develop the squad’s confidence.”
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