Forward Robert Dowd says that as soon as this weekends fixture’s against Belfast are over then all attention will turn to the Quarter Final of the Challenge Cup at the Arena this coming Wednesday – all tickets £5.
“You know the old saying, we take one game at a time,” said Dowd “The league is key to us but I’ll be honest I think we all have one eye on the Cup, especially as the quarter-final game is against Manchester.
“Normally you like the second game of the series at home but I like the idea of the first game on this occasion. We have played well against the Storm at home and we need to take advantage of that on Wednesday. We need to go into that game and win thus giving us the advantage going into the second leg the week after”
The Challenge Cup is the one competition Dowdy hasn’t won with the Steelers and that hasn’t gone unnoticed on him “We have been close on so many occasions, a couple of finals, a few more semi-finals. The Challenge Cup hasn’t been good for us. Every year we think that this could be our year. The same applies today, we have a side good enough to win this trophy.
“The round-robin stages are over and it’s hard to get too excited about the cup at that time. Now it’s the knockout rounds and all of us get a little more interested. You shouldn’t look too far ahead, but you do. We want to progress and we want to win it.
“The club is behind the team, they are doing another £5 all ticket game to encourage fans to come out next Wednesday and support us. All of us in the dressing room hope they do”
Wednesday 11th December 2019
Sheffield Steelers Vs. Manchester Storm
Fly DSA (Sheffield) Arena
Face Off 7.30pm
Doors open 6.30pm
Tickets: 0114 256 5566
Buy online: HERE