CARL FORSTER wants to see a composed performance when North Wales Crusaders take on Midlands Hurricanes this weekend.

Looking to make it four wins on the bounce, Crusaders have home advantage for Sunday’s encounter and it is a pivotal battle in the race for the League One play-offs.

Asked what he was looking for this weekend, head coach Forster told CruCast: “To me, it’s just composure.

“I think we’re getting 30, 20 yards out from their try-line and I feel like we believe we need to score.

“It’s ‘right, we’re down this end of the field, we’ve got to post points’ and, if anything, we’re trying too hard.

“I think we’re trying too hard to fix up these little areas where, I think when we played Midlands last time, we were really patient.

“Dan Coates put some real good kicks in behind and I just think we need to be a lot more composed with the ball and don’t go chasing points that we don’t need to chase.

“I think we’re getting down there and if we don’t score or we’re not making inroads into what we want to do, it’s as if we’re not doing our job and we’re panicking.

“And, I think, just a little bit of maturity can see us over that little obstacle that we’ve got at the minute.”

There are more injury concerns for North Wales following on from their hard-fought 16-10 triumph versus Cornwall last time out.

“We seem to be picking up knocks left, right and centre,” added Forster.

“Unfortunately, Pat Rainford, he actually broke his hand in, I think, the first five minutes of the game (against Cornwall).

“Stayed on, wouldn’t come off until, obviously, he was knackered.

“He went back on the pitch, so that shows how tough he is.

“But, he went for an x-ray... and they confirmed that it’s broke.

“So, we probably won’t see Pat Rainford for five, six weeks. He’s in a cast.

“Matty Unsworth’s shoulder dislocated again at the weekend when they scored their second try.

“Fortunately, it went straight back in and he carried on and he’s seen out the game.

“But, you know, normally there’s a bit of lasting damage when you do stuff like that.

“Olly Davies should be fine. We brought him off as a bit of a precaution.

“He took a bit of a bang, but I think that was all it was.

“So, we’ve picked up another couple of injuries and I have made a few phone calls to Saints and Warrington, etc, that we might have to bring in a couple of dual-reg this week.”

Also on Sunday, title-chasing Keighley Cougars host Rochdale Hornets, while Workington Town visit Newcastle Thunder.