Witt backs Broncos to bounce back
The rebranded London Broncos may have yet to secure a Stobart Super League win under their 'new' name, but a maiden two-point haul of the season is not too far away, according to stand-off Michael Witt.
Since switching back to being known as the Broncos after a spell under the Harlequins banner, the capital club have struggled to recapture some of their old flair and currently, along with Widnes Vikings, prop up the table after a five-game winless start to 2012.
Coach Rob Powell was openly downbeat after last weekend's defeat at Salford City Reds - he called the dressing room the quietest he had known - and all involved at the Twickenham Stoop know that a win is needed sooner rather than later.
A home meeting with Castleford Tigers this Saturday presents an immediate chance to get their season up and running - the Tigers have lost four in a row - and Witt is hoping they can make the most of it.
"After a poor performance at Salford, the boys have been doing a lot of reflecting," the former Crusaders RL playmaker said.
"It was said that our dressing room was quiet after the win and that was probably down to some blokes being disappointed in how they had played.
"We know we have had a poor start, but none of that has been down to a lack of effort. The boys are really looking forward to putting it right at the weekend and hopefully that will show."
Saturday's opponents Castleford have endured a turbulent start to the season, with coach Ian Millward having been granted compassionate leave by the club following the sudden death of his son.
Millward was just three games into his career with Castleford when the tragedy struck, and his side have failed to win in his absence, although there were clear green shoots of recovery in last weekend's defeat to Leeds Rhinos.
"I think Castleford are a very good side and they have a lot of smart players," Witt added.
"We know we will have to be on our game to try and beat them. They haven't been winning many games but they played really well against Leeds and we know what we have to do and who to try and shut down."