CHAMPIONSHIP action sees Whitehaven RLFC travel to take on Sheffield Eagles on Sunday and although the home side have had a difficult season, head coach Gary Charlton says Haven will need to be on their game.

Haven are travelling to the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday after a 44-6 loss to Widnes Vikings, Charlton is looking for a response from his pack against Sheffield.

“We’re always positive it’s just how we go about it. If we’re committed and go with the right attitude, there’s no reason we can’t go down there and play a good game of rugby.”

Mark Aston is no doubt hoping his side will show the same attitude as they are coming off two straight losses and a draw.

Charlton said that Sheffield are not to be underestimated: “When other teams are on losing streaks, they’re trying a bit harder especially at home, same at Widnes on Sunday, they wanted that game. They were running a bit harder than us, tackling a bit harder.

“We’ve got to get that mentality into our boys. There’s not going to be any easy games. We shouldn’t expect to just turn up.”

Speaking of the Widnes defeat, he said: “They needed that win more than we probably needed it.

“We’re talking about Widnes, it’s a big club, they don’t want to be sitting at the bottom of the Championship, they want to be at the top.”

Charlton revealed that Callum Phillips’ suspected torn shoulder after a late tackle from a Toulouse player was simply whiplash and there is a possibility he’ll be available this week.

“The annoying thing is, the Toulouse player only got a two game ban.”