London Broncos head coach Danny Ward admits he was disappointed with the defeat to Castleford Tigers (33/1 – Betfred Super League Grand Final Outright) but believes they have enough quality to avoid relegation.
The battle for survival looks set to go down to the wire in 2019 and Broncos, who sit bottom of the standings, need to desperately get some points on the board.
They are two points shy of Hull KR, Huddersfield Giants and Wakefield Trinty, while Leeds Rhinos are four points better off with 20.
Sunday’s clash with Castleford looked to be going the right way for Broncos at half-time as they held a 6-4 lead, but they crumbled in the second half and went on to lose 20-6.
Ward believes they can take some positives from the game as they look to edge up the standings in final four games.
“I’m obviously disappointed with the result,” Ward said. “But we showed enough fight, resilience and toughness to leave the place quite happy, knowing that we’re in a decent spot and we’ll be alright.”
Broncos have only won once in their last six outings and they will have the chance to improve that record when they travel to Catalans Dragons on Saturday (Match Betting – Catalans 2/11, draw 22/1, London Broncos 9/2).
Meanwhile, the capital-based club have confirmed the signing of winger Tuoyo Egodo from Castleford on a two-year deal from 2020.
The 22-year-old left Broncos for Castleford in 2016 but has struggled for games and insists he is excited to return home to get his career back on track.
Egodo told the club’s official website: “I’m really excited to get back to London. It’s an opportunity to be close to family and friends and something I just couldn’t pass up on.
“I’d like to say thanks to the coaches, players and staff at Castleford, who I have learned a lot from and have helped me become the player I am today.
“I would also like to say a big ‘thank you’ to the Castleford fans for their continuous support over the years.”