Rowley’s Take on the Wolfpack Journey So Far

We’re at the business end of the season now Wolfpack fans.

Currently, after only entering the RFL’s League One this year, your Toronto side lead the way at the top of the table and are currently hot favourites for that all important automatic promotion spot up into the second tier Kingstone Press Championship.

Paul Rowley’s men have stormed the division so far, having made history by going unbeaten in the first 15 regular season games, and are still well in control in the League One Super Eight play offs with only three games left to play.

Despite losing their chance at a perfect season at the hands of York City Knights two weeks ago, followed by a draw against Keighley at Cougar park the following week, TWP returned to form with a bang on their return to fortress Lamport Stadium; rattling up 50 points in an annihilation of Newcastle Thunder in front of a big crowd of over 7000.

Now, the Wolfpack hold a two-point advantage over second placed Barrow Raiders but will enjoy a run of three more home games on Canadian soil to round off the season; a place the club have not come close to losing at so far.
There is no doubt the 2017 season has been a successful one to date and coach Rowley is satisfied with this way his charges have conducted themselves both on and off the field.

“We’re happy so far,” he said when asked to reflect on the club’s progress.

“I trust the boys 100%, they stay focused at training and on the field and we’re building a successful culture here.”

Rowley is under no illusion that there is still a long way to go for his Wolfpack side in their ultimate pursuit beyond immediate promotion this year; with an action plan of reaching the Super League in the near future the target.

“We want to be consistent in our approach to every game. Being naive and complacent is dangerous, especially in this league where we are playing some weaker opposition but that is the challenge we set ourselves,” said Rowley.

“We go into every game with the mind-set that we’re playing ourselves as the only thing that can beat us is us.”

The Wolfpack are three games away from achieving the perfect end to their maiden campaign, with victory in a fortnight’s time over Barrow possibly confirming promotion with a week to spare, but the Toronto boss is looking much further ahead in order to maintain the club’s momentum and growing status in the game.

“If we get promoted we’ll have to be a lot better again for life in the Championship, the competition is tough.”

“This year (in League One) has allowed us to get every aspect of running this club right and we’re enjoying it,” he added.

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