No pressure on Bulldogs in capital clash – Maun

No pressure on Bulldogs in capital clash – Maun

BATLEY BULLDOGS assistant Danny Maun insists there is no pressure on Batley when they face London this Sunday.

The Bulldogs visit the division’s only unbeaten side this weekend with both teams having a two-week break due to fixture postponements.

And while London are hot favourites to come away with the points, Maun says he sees no reason why Batley can’t get a result.

“It is going to be tough, they are a full-time team but it will be a good test for the squad to see where we are at,” said Maun.

“We can’t use the excuse of having no game last week, the lads are looking forward to the challenge and there is no pressure on us.  

“Playing a full-time team, you want to knock them off and get a result and we will go down there full of confidence and I don’t see any reason why we can’t get that result.

“Against the full-time teams, like at Leigh, if you switch off or have a drop in concentration levels you’ll get caught.

“Concentration is massive, with the ball you have got to be 100 per cent and in defence you have got to be smart and do everything right otherwise these teams can punish you.”

Elsewhere, Lewis Galbraith has extended his contract at Batley until the end of the 2019 season.

The 23-year-old centre joined the Mount Pleasant side just a few months ago and Maun says that keeping him at the club is a smart move.

He added: “Galbraith has been outstanding for us, what a signing he has been.

“It is going to be a big boost for us as a club to keep hold of these up and coming young players like Lewis.

“We always seem to get our pockets pinched by bigger clubs with bigger budgets so Matt is doing the right thing to get these players signed down.”

In other news, Adam Gledhill could be ruled out for the season after it was confirmed he suffered an ACL injury against Barrow.

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