One win to fire up Fax

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HALIFAX full back Miles Greenwood believes just one win could kick start the club’s stuttering 2011 season - and he reckons it will come in tonight’s Northern Rail Cup quarter final in Toulouse.

Fax head to the south of France on the back of three defeats in their last four matches, including a loss in the opening Championship fixture in the south of France last month.

The latest reverse came at Bramall Lane last weekend, when Matt Calland’s side went down 41-22, prompting a very public crisis of confidence.

“Everyone was really, really down after the Sheffield game and we have had a task to pick ourselves up for the game tonight,” said Greenwood.

“But we have to move on, we can’t feel sorry for ourselves.

“We are looking for that one win and I think once we get it we will be away, but things have not been going our way.

“We need to start playing as a team and everyone in the dressing room wants to do that.

“Tonight is a big game, a very big game, partly because there is a place in a semi final at stake and partly because it’s obvious that we need a win.

“We have a tough set of fixtures ahead of us after tonight but we have a group of players who are up for the challenge.

“We are going to turn it round.”

Greenwood - who only returned to action at Christmas after 18 months on the sidelines following a knee reconstruction - described his own form as “okay”.

But he admitted the presence of BARLA captain Ryan Fieldhouse, who took over as the last line of defence when Greenwood was dropped following the league loss in Toulouse, is driving him on.

“I am not exactly blazing a trail,” said Greenwood.

“It’s been a long road back and each week I am feeling a bit more confident and a bit sharper.

“Ryan’s got a talent and for me it’s good to have him here.

“If you ask any player across Super League or the Championship, that’s what they want, someone putting pressure on them because that’s what keeps the standard high.

“That’s what makes players and helps them improve.”