Rovers the perfect filip for Fax, says Morrison

COMEBACK forward Iain Morrison has urged Halifax to “move on” from their Challenge Cup exit at Leigh.

And the Londoner, who made an ahead-of-schedule comeback at Leigh Sports Village after a lengthy absence following knee surgery, believes Sunday’s trip to Featherstone gives them the ideal fixture to focus on.

Fax head to Post Office Road on top of the Co-operative Championship, leading Daryl Powell’s 2011 champions on points difference.

Morrison reckons that will present both teams with the chance to concoct a perfect antidote to their Challenge Cup exits, Fax at the hands of the Centurions, Rovers with their high-profile televised loss to Super League giants Wigan.

“We just have to move on to next week now and we couldn’t have a better game than playing the champions,” said Morrison, who left Rovers last autumn after two injury-wrecked seasons under the tutelage of Powell.

“They’ll be doing their homework on us, we’ll be doing our homework on them and the best team on the day will win.

“It’s a big game for both clubs, definitely.

“They had a massive cup upset against Castleford the other week, everyone wrote them off against Wigan and then they went close to doing it again.

“They’ve completely emptied the tank over those two games and they’re out.

“We’re out as well and both sides will be focused on that league game now.”

Morrison was a surprise inclusion among the substitutes at the Leigh Sports Village, with Harrison having originally indicated the prop or back rower would not be available until this weekend at the earliest.

“The doctors had said six to eight weeks from the op, so I was a bit early, because it was five weeks exactly, I think,” said Morrison.

“But it had been good in training, I’d had a week and a half on it and we decided it was worth a gamble.

“It came through okay, there was no reaction and hopefully it will be fine from here on in.

“We probably controlled it for threequarters of the game, let them sneak back in it and then when you get to golden point it’s anyone’s game.

“We had two or three chances to finish them off and we didn’t take them and we came unstuck because of that.

“It’s gone though; all our attention now is on Featherstone.”