Well last Saturday's trip to the capital was certainly interesting!

After a 7.30am start we still managed to arrive later than our planned time at the ground due to our exit on the notorious M25 being closed due to an accident which meant we had to go further and then come back via A roads.

The driver then managed to scratch the side of the coach as he attempted to turn into the gates at the ground which all led to a disrupted pre-match preparation.

In fairness to the lads, they coped with it well and although we went into the game with seven regulars missing against a full-time London Broncos team, we still had a good go.

In fact, there was some frustration because we gifted them some tries and had we not, the 38-24 scoreline would have been a lot closer and maybe even in our favour.

What we did take out of the game was the fact that we are capable of competing with anybody once we get our mind on the job.

We continue to be our own worst enemies at times with some of the things we do but we have a very honest bunch of lads who all want to work hard and that is a very important part of the tools you need at this level of the game.

Our return was somewhat delayed as the drug testers arrived during the game and we had a player who needed to produce a urine sample before we could start the long journey back.

Trying to do that to order with somebody watching you is not easy for sure!

This week we turn our attention to Halifax Panthers again, who beat us in pre-season.

The lads are keen to get back at it again against a team who I have previously stated have spent a considerable amount of money to try and make their mark in the Championship this season but who are yet to hit any real form.

Playing at home for the next two games gives us a real opportunity to get some more points on the board and to move up the table in what is already a very competitive division.

With a bit of luck, we will have some of the injured players back.

The Championship is a very unforgiving competition so the ability to put out your best team is very important.

This week we have signed centre Jack Croft from Wakefield Trinity. Jack is well known to us, having been with us previously on loan and he fits well, both into the group of players but from a playing perspective too.

He has already trained twice with us this week so will be ready to go if picked.

We are also moving closer to the return of spectators, albeit that this is still somewhat up in the air – as mentioned elsewhere – and I will speak about this in more detail as we ourselves find out.

We have been encouraged by the number of fans who continue to watch the live stream of matches on Our League and tomorrow's game is again on there, kick-off 12.45pm.

Please follow it if you can because at present it is one of the ways you can support the club financially whilst also watching the lads in action.

Thanks for your ongoing support, it is much appreciated, and please enjoy the game!