CARL FORSTER is looking forward to a “massive” showdown as North Wales Crusaders return home on Sunday.

It’s a big League One battle at Colwyn Bay’s Stadiwm CSM as Crusaders, beaten 22-6 at Keighley Cougars last time out, host Rochdale Hornets.

North Wales head coach Forster (pictured above) told CruCast: “It’s a massive game. We know there’s a bit more pressure on us to perform in that game.

“I think Keighley, Oldham this year, them games are a basic free hit.

“Obviously, Rochdale isn’t that this weekend. It’s a big 50-50 game.

“We’ve got to go there and perform, but if we learn from (last) weekend, I think we’ll do well.”

Meanwhile, Cru player Ryan Ellis says the side has shown it is capable of competing with the very best League One has to offer this season.

Crusaders were hugely competitive in their top-of-the-table showdown with Keighley and Ellis said: “I think the game has shown that, for large parts of the game, we can go toe-to-toe with supposedly one of the best teams in the league and I think they were there for the taking, definitely.

“So, I think it shows this year that we can definitely beat anyone in this league when we’re on our day.

“We just need to make sure we put in a full performance for the full 80 minutes.”