UNDERBANK coach Richard Knight has promised there will be no complacency when his title-chasing side visit Peterlee Pumas tomorrow.
While Rangers remain in the leading National Conference League Third Division pack after last week’s stunning 21-10 home triumph over previously-unbeaten Blackbrook, the Pumas are bottom of the pile with 12 wins out of 12.
Those losses included a remarkable 132-0 defeat to Underbank three weeks ago.
As a result, Rangers are expected to win the contest at a canter, with their confidence at an all-time high.
But while Kinght was delighted with his side’s outstanding exploits at Blackbrook six days ago, he knows it’s important his players keep their feet firmly on the ground.
“I was really impressed with our performance at Blackbrook last week, both individually and as a team,” reflected Knight.
“We looked the fitter side, we handled the ball better and showed more aggression in defence, and that’s why we ended up with an 11-point advantage.
“But, unfortunately, that win did come at a price.
“We’re now starting to feel the repercussions of two tough games against Blackbrook and Wath Brow in the Cup the week before.
“Sam Hendrick dislocated his shoulder last week so he is going to be missing for a while. Michael Lang, Neil Barrett, Sam Blayden and Dave Pawson will all be out with injuries this week, and Andy Boothroyd and Lee St Hilaire are touch and go.
“As a result, we’re not going to underestimate Peterlee.
“There will be no complacency on our part. Peterlee have not been going so bad in the last few weeks, they only lost 44-6 to Kells last week and they put 20 points past Woolston the week before. They’re two of the top teams in the league.
“We will have six or seven fresh faces out there, which will give us a boost and if we turn up and do the right thing. I’m confident we’ll get the win, we need to get the job done and come away with the points as always.”