Head Coach Dean Muir is preparing his troops for three big games coming up starting this weekend with a trip to Sheffield where Hunslet will play Midlands Hurricanes.

The Parksiders have played the League’s big spenders Keighley Cougars and Oldham over the last fortnight and having lost both need to bounce back with not only a win but a confident performance.

“Oldham are another level for this League” said Muir “They could challenge most teams in the Championship with this squad and are exemplary on and off the field.”

“Having said that we need to get smarter. It’s no good having two good plays then a play off or we’ll get punished by good teams.

“We had Oldham pinned in their twenty then they broke 40 metres down field and all that work is wasted. We can’t switch off.”

There were a few positives on the field though as Donald Kudangirana had an impressive debut for his Coach. “Donald’s really enthusiastic and asks a lots of questions, which is a sign of a player wanting to learn. Also Jimmy Watson is playing like he’s 10 years younger and Ethan O’Hanlon has made a great start to the season.”

This week’s opponents Midlands Hurricanes have been studied by Muir “I’ve watched all their games and expect an organised, aggressive but off the cuff opponent.

“Mark Dunning is a smart Coach and has recruited well. They have experienced Centres in Matty Welham and Ross Oakes and a good spine including ex-Hunslet man Danny Barcoe and half-back Brad Billsborough.”

The match takes place at the Olympic Legacy Stadium in Sheffield which has a 4G pitch.

“It’s a great little stadium, the 4G pitch will make it a fast match and hopefully there will be a good crowd and atmosphere with our fans making the most noise.” said Muir.

With the South Leeds Stadium pitch under treatment Hunslet have been accommodated by Yarnborough RUFC for training.

“We’ve trained hard this week but it’s not been without its challenges. The main pitch being out of action for the Captain’s Run, which is not ideal but we have managed to overcome this thanks to the support of Frank Levy.”

On the injury front Will Adams (Shoulder) is still out for another 6 weeks, Billy Gaylor (Knee) is being assessed, Jack Render (Groin) is in light training and Aidan Scully (Shoulder) should be fit.

“The lads need to dig in now and trust where we are going. We need to be different and creative.” said Muir.

Two wins from four is not bad but a win this week would be a whole lot nicer.

Donald Kudangirana had an impressive debut against Oldham.