Anthony Murray is determined to build a team that North Wales Crusaders fans can be proud of this season.

Since taking charge almost a month ago, Murray has overseen just one victory in his four games in charge,with the club now 11th in the League One standings.

Despite the disappointing result, a 20-12 reverse at a strong Workington side at least offered signs of encouragement for Murray, who maintains that a Super 8s berth is still attainable.

Speaking ahead of Sunday's home clash with Hemel Stags, he said: "Our fans are the best in rugby league, they're brilliant.

"They always turn up in numbers, make themselves heard and I think they went away from Workington happy even though we were beaten.

"The fans are so committed that I want them to see a decent brand of rugby and I want them to see committed players out there who give it everything. I want them to prove to the fans that they've got a team worth following and worth shouting about.

"It's still very early days and we have to remember that. No team has really pulled away as yet and so those top eight places are still definitely reachable.

"All we need to do is pick up a couple of wins and get ourselves on a roll. It's easy to get into a losing habit as it is to get into a winning one, so we just need to pick up those two points somewhere and roll along with it.

"We need to take the confidence out of the Doncaster and Workington performances and come away with the win against Hunslet."

The West Yorkshire side visit the Queensway in poor form themselves after losing all of their opening six matches.

Murray is desperate for a swift return to winning ways and believes there are clear signs of progress since he taken charge.

But he won't be taking Sunday's opponent's lightly, adding: "You can't take any team for granted in this division.

"It's a really tough league and we're kicking around the bottom of it right now, so we need to be better than we have shown recently.

"We've got a month of fixtures coming up now where we can set some goals with the players and we can sit down and assess where we're at. I've been here for just over four weeks now and the players attitude has generally been very good.

"They've been committed, they've been in for longer training sessions and it's telling now. They're looking fitter, they're looking a bit sharper and hopefully we'll get the rub of the green a bit more in our next game and we can push on and get what we deserve from it."

Murray gave debut to new signings Jake Knox and Joe Lyons last weekend, with the pair likely to be in contention for starting roles against Hemel.

A top of the table clash sees leaders Doncaster host Bradford, while London Skolars go to Coventry, Keighley host Whitehaven, Hunslet head to Newcastle, Workington head to Oldham while York host West Wales.