GENERAL manager Geoff Roberts has warned his Sedgley Park side to be on their game again this weekend for the visit of Leicester Lions.

The Tigers recorded a first away win since September with a hard-fought 26-24 triumph at lowly Macclesfield last Saturday.

But Roberts conceded it was far from straightforward and he expects more of the same from a Leicester side also down the bottom end of the table.

Their recent results have been much better, including some shock results against sides riding high in National Two North.

Roberts says it typifies the nature of the division this season where anyone can beat anyone on the day as it proved last weekend with four of the six sides above seventh-placed Sedgley losing, including top two Hull Ionians and Chester.

The Sedgley coach said: “At the moment you cannot look at the table and think you are in for an easier game – not like last season.

“You cannot predict how it will go with so many close games.

“It certainly makes it interesting that the top teams can get beat like we saw last weekend.

“Leicester Lions are one of those sides that can upset the odds on their day.

“We found that out when we lost pretty convincingly at their place earlier this season.

“They beat Hull Ionians before Christmas and Chester recently and even their defeats have been close against Fylde and Huddersfield at the weekend.

“So our lads know they have to be on their game.

“Like Macclesfield last weekend they are fighting for their lives.

“Hopefully we can make amends for the defeat at theirs when they come to us on Saturday.”

Roberts will again have key players unavailable this weekend such as Jimmy Lloyd, Max Ashcroft, Ben Black and Will Lees.

But whoever plays, he hopes they continue the form that has seen them win the last two outings.

He added: “We knew it would be tough at Macclesfield, particularly as we hadn’t won away for a while and that is how it proved.

“They edged us in the pack at times and cashed in on a few of our errors.

“But in the second half we applied a lot of pressure and two tries from Sam Lowthion won it for us.

“To be fair to Macclesfield, they didn’t tire as they have done in the past and had a new front row on their bench.

“It see-sawed a bit then at the end they threw everything at us but we kept them out on what was a heavy pitch.”