Stags set to embark on debut campaign

MIRFIELD HEAD COACH Richard Silverwood says he is excited ahead of the Stags’ opening game of the season against Hillsborough Hawks tomorrow at Castle Hall (2.30pm).

It will be the team’s first regular-season fixture as they embark on a campaign in Yorkshire Men’s League Division One.

Mirfield, captained by former Super League star Francis Maloney, are in great form having recorded four pre-season victories against Thornhill Trojans A, Shaw Cross Sharks A, Milford Marlins A and Normanton Knights A.

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“This has been a very long time coming for everyone involved in the club and we are very much looking forward to it,” said Silverwood, who took over the Stags back in December.

“We have prepared very well and the squad is in great shape going into what will be a great occasion for the club,” he added.

“The boys are looking to hit the ground running and I fully believe they will do so.”

“We are certainly aiming high this season, we are not here to make up the numbers and everything is in place for us to do well.

“We don’t know too much about Hillsborough, so we have focused entirely on our own game.

“The first team has had a good couple of weeks off, playing-wise, allowing us to tie up any loose ends on the training ground, and we are now ready and raring to go.”

Meanwhile, Mirfield’s Academy will take on Garforth Tigers also tomorrow (2pm), in preparation for their league campaign, due to get underway later this month.

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