JIMMY Williams has outlined what he expects from his Crosfields side when they open their campaign against Hull Dockers at Hood Lane on Saturday.

After their National Conference League Division Two opener at Hunslet Warriors last week was postponed, Williams has had an extra week to work with his squad before the league gets underway.

While admitting the enforced wait to kick off their campaign was frustrating, the Soap boss is taking the positives from the extra time.

He also stressed the need for a good start against a Dockers side that finished bottom of Division One in 2017.

“It was disappointing, but it was the same for everybody else. We’ve had a structured couple of weeks in training,” he said.

“We can put a positive on it in that a few lads with knocks and bangs have had one more week to get over them.

“The big thing I’m looking for this week is getting off to a good start.

“Every game we’ve played up to now, it’s taken us 15-20 minutes to get going. We’ve gone behind in every single one of the games as well.

“We’ve spoken a lot about how we prepare for games and we’ve changed a couple of things up.

“In this league, not many teams are going to let you come back if you give them a head start.

“Hull Dockers are a bit of the unknown. They’ve come down from the league above and we don’t really know what to expect from them.

“There are no poor Hull sides. They are always tough.

“If we set out our gameplan right, I think we’ve got the quality to get the right result.”

Soap have, of course, already played a competitive game in 2018 having lost 28-0 to Rochdale Mayfield in the Challenge Cup first round in January.

Friendly victories over Woolston Rovers and Halton Farnworth Hornets have followed, but Williams says there is something that sticks out to him about his side as an attacking unit.

“We need to be more patient. It feels like we always have to come away with points every time we get to the right end of the field,” he said.

“If the pass isn’t on, the lads think they have to kick when we just need to complete our sets.

“If we go out there chasing points, we end up tripping ourselves up.

“We need to do the little things right and that’s when the points will come to us.”

Crosfields A are also in action on Saturday as they travel to neighbours Woolston Rovers A for their opening league fixture.

Both games kick off at 2.30pm.