COMING off a a big 52-0 victory at Wilmslow, Ilkley will aim to be "that wasp that doesn't go away" when they take on a big and strong Harrogate side this Saturday.

Speaking about Wilmslow, Ilkley coach Rhys Morgan said: "These teams can be dangerous and we expected it to be a reasonably tough game.

"You can get yellow cards and injuries in the game, so you can never be too confident."

"We thought it would take time to break them down, but we got ourselves off to a good start."

"We made some mistakes the first 15 to 20 minutes of the second half, which slowed us down.

"But we got a good score on and it was a good result for us," said Morgan. "It's nice for the crowd to see a few tries on our last home game of the season."

Morgan was also pleased that Ilkley kept a clean sheet.

"Wilmslow had a fair amount of possession, but our defence held them out."

The coach was also happy to see Max McKay score four first half tries.

"Max is a big strong boy and is a good try scorer," said Morgan. "He's been hit and miss lately with injuries, but he was absolutely fantastic in the first half of the season.

"We have some season ending awards coming up, so I think he wanted to remind everyone that he's had a pretty good season."

Looking ahead to this Saturday, Ilkley will be travelling to derby rivals Harrogate, who sit in third place in the North Premier and are in competition for a play-off place.

Ilkley lost to Harrogate 24-17 at Stacks Fields in December.

"We were tied 17-17 in that game with five to 10 minutes to play and a decision for 'overcelebrating' went against us, and that cost us the game as they went on to score the game-winning try.

"They've just beaten league leaders Hull, so we would like to give them a run for their money on Saturday," said Morgan, who added: "We're not an easy team to score against and beat. We don't go away quickly.

"They're a pretty big pack and are strong in the scrum and line-out. We just have to make sure we're solid in the set piece and do our homework on line-outs."

Although he said his Ilkley players will be giving away a bit of height and weight, he re-iterated: "We'll be that wasp that doesn't go away".

Ilkley will be without Ed Brown on Saturday, as he picked up a head injury last Saturday and will have to sit out this week.

However, Joe Lowes, who was rested against Wilmslow, will return to the side this Saturday.

The match at Harrogate kicks off at 3pm.