Ratchford: High intensity game
Wolves' utility player Stefan Ratchford believes the team are moving in the right direction as we approach the business end of the season and is expecting another high intensity game against the Rhinos tonight.
The Wolves go into this evening's fixture on the back of a win over Bradford
"It wasn't a great game - or as good as we were the previous week against Wigan - but I think there were a few contributing factors. We went up there and got the two points; we can't ask for any more than that.
"I think over the last six to eight weeks we've been progressing along nicely; if we can continue to do that, worry about our own form and keep progressing I'm sure we'll be fine come the business end of the year."
Ratchford has become a regular in the side playing in several positions throughout the season so far.
"I'm just enjoying playing at the moment. In the last six weeks to two months the team has been progressing nicely and I think when a team plays well it helps you play well as an individual. Wherever Tony tells me I'm playing I'm happy to do a job there and stay in the side."
And on tonight's opponents he is expecting another high quality display at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.
"The last three or four years they've been really high intensity games (v Leeds), really high pressured games. It's usually a full house as Leeds fans travel really well and I'm sure it will be the same tonight. Hopefully we can get a really big crowd and get the atmosphere going; I'm sure the game will not be too far off the standard of the Wigan game.
"I know they've (Leeds) got quite a few players missing but they've still been playing really well and picking up the wins. If you have a look at the back line I'm sure it'll be their first choice; Hardaker at the back, Hall and Jones-Bishop on the wing with Moon and Watkins in the centre. Despite the injuries we know they are a quality side and you've got to be aware of their back line as well as Rob Burrow as well as some big forwards with Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Jamie Peacock."
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05, Jul, 2013