TONIGHT’S game at Sheffield will be a very difficult one for us.

They have recruited heavily in the close season and they have more of an elite Championship team, which is what they were up to a couple of years ago.

We have looked at both their games so far; against Swinton they were outstanding; very clinical and very quick and against Barrow they showed great strength of mind and great strength of character to come out of that game with the two points.

We know full well that it’s going to be a tough challenge tonight.

They are one of only four teams that have won their first two games this season and by a coincidence in the fixtures all four sides play each other this weekend.

Toronto take on Widnes and we play Sheffield, so it’s fairly safe to say that there will only be two unbeaten sides after this round of fixtures.

That obviously adds extra spice to the game but it will give us that motivation in that we want to maintain our unbeaten start as long as possible.

Sheffield are one of the sides that play on a 4G pitch, together with Toronto and Widnes and it was the same last season where we went to Newcastle and we have to accept that it is a quicker pitch, especially at this time of year and that is why we have picked the team we have selected because we want maintain a high intensity game.

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Olsi Krasniqi has joined us on loan for a month and he will be on the bench tonight.

I’m really looking forward to seeing him because he is a really athletic kid, very quick for a middle and he will have a point to prove to Toronto.

He will get an opportunity here in the next month and I’m very confident that he will take that opportunity and show his worth to the fans.

I think it’s safe to say that the game at Swinton was a game of two halves.

It certainly was a difficult game for us and they were always going to bounce back from the disappointment of their first round defeat at Sheffield.

They were also boosted by the inclusion of four dual reg and one loan player from Wigan and that stiffened them up as well as their desire to bounce back from that defeat.

We were certainly challenged but we came through that challenge and came out the other side.

That is something we are going to have to get used to because it is a tough competition where close results will be the norm and it’s highly unlikely that we will be beating sides by 50 and 60 points like we did last year.

You are going to have to roll your sleeves up and work for every point.

But I much prefer that competitive rugby league than the one-sided version, so I am more than happy with what we have got to face this season.