MOST people assume the busy Easter period starts with yesterday's game at Halifax, but for us it started last Sunday with the game against Featherstone Rovers.

This is the first game of four and that’s why some selections were as they were.

After the Halifax game, on Monday we back up with the visit of Barrow to Odsal. We have spoken about this in team meetings and we have said we are going to attack Easter.

We are not going to use Easter as a reason as to why we have underperformed and we are aiming for four quality performances from differing teams, because we will have different personnel out there in each one and we will only be happy if we nail four victories.

Last week’s game against Featherstone was a dream of a cup tie with a very exciting finish.

With 10 minutes to go we were down and out and five minutes into extra time we were through.

I just think it was credit to the player’s spirit and their willingness to work together that got them through that, but we can’t mask the fact that for the first 65 minutes we were probably second best.

We have looked at the reasons why and attempted to fix them up for yesterday's game in the very short five-day turnaround.

We will use the full squad over the Easter period, and we will make sure we manage any bumps and bruises.

We have a big squad and, I think, a very good squad and we still have some injuries but the ones who are fit will all probably wear the shirt over the Easter period.

Our reward for defeating Featherstone so dramatically is a home tie against Leeds Rhinos.

It’s a fantastic draw and it’s the one we all had our fingers crossed for and we’ve been lucky enough to get it.

It’s a nostalgic return of one of the great derbies of Super League. They were great games and obviously there is great rivalry between the cities.

We couldn’t have asked for a better tie but before then we have important games in the Championship to take care of.