Litten Moving To Improve

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Litten Moving To Improve

After an inspiring performance against Wigan Warriors, Jez Litten is eager to continue his in-form ways after being named in Tony Smith’s side for a second successive week.

Rovers’ number 18 led the charge to victory last Thursday with his first appearance since lockdown, causing havoc out of dummy-half.

A strong defensive line and determination in attack was the bedrock to success, in a match many had written Rovers off in before a ball was kicked.

“It was just good to get back out there and I thought that we all put in a really tough effort. I think it’s been coming, we’ve had some good performances and fallen short at the end. I think it all came together and it felt great to get the win,” said Litten.

“We’ve let a couple of soft tries in the past few weeks and we spoke about trying to make our online D much better. They (Wigan) tested us with quite a lot of sets on our line but I thought that we did really well.

“I’ve still got things to improve on, I thought that my defence could have been a lot better in parts. But it was my first game back in just over five months. I’m just hoping to improve it.

“When the big boys are running hard and getting quick play of the balls it makes it much easier for me, so hopefully we can get a few more of them.”

Heading in to this week’s game, Litten is preparing for another serious challenge as he and his pack square off with James Roby and co.

“I respect him a lot. He’s someone that I looked up to growing up.

“We’ve watched a lot of the last game and I thought that the boys did really well to go in at half time 12-12. We maybe missed a couple of chances and we were unlucky not to come away with the win.

“Just watching them, they run hard and tackle hard. They do the basics well, so all we need to do is try and match them.

“I think they are up there with having one of the best packs in the world. We have a big challenge but we are all up for it.”

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