On loan full-back Richard Mathers says he is looking forward to this Friday’s big derby day clash with Castleford Tigers (kick-off: 7.30pm).
Mathers became part of Richard Agar’s squad for 2012 when he joined on a season long loan from the Tigers and will face some familiar faces at what is set to be a packed out Rapid Solicitors Stadium.
Having played in some big derby games in his career and with experience of this fixture whilst part of the Castleford setup, Mathers can’t wait for the game.
“Easter’s a gruelling period anyway irrespective of who it is, it’s the first game of Easter and it’s important.
“I played in the corresponding fixtures last year and I know what it means to the people of both clubs. You take the emotions out of it, we’re professional players and you’ve just got to do your job out there. I don’t have a point to prove to anyone other than my coaching staff and my team mates.
“Hopefully we can get a sell-out crowd down here.
“We’ve had some fantastic attendances, they’re way up on last year and in previous seasons.
“We’ve had just under 8,000 supporters with no Catalan supporters so that shows that the club’s striving off the field.
“I know Castleford fans travel well so with the thriving start that the club have made off the field this year to add to that, if Cas brings good numbers we could get a sell-out.”
Supporters have rushed to buy their tickets in the early part of derby week to avoid missing out on Friday and the club are encouraging everyone else to do the same.
Buy your tickets at the Ridings Shopping Centre Store, the Rapid Solicitors Stadium Box Office, by calling 01924 201548 or online.
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