HEAD coach Nic Rouse wants revitalised Rotherham Titans to squeeze all they can out of the remaining nine games of the season, starting against Cornish Pirates tomorrow.
Successive wins in the British and Irish Cup against Richmond and Connacht have helped lift some of the gloom of a wretched league season at Clifton Lane.
Rouse, who took over only last month, sees reasons for optimism as Rotherham look to nail their first Championship win in 14 attempts.
“We're under no illusions, our focus is on getting that first Championship win,” he told the Advertiser. “We've had two cup victories and it is great to come into training on the back of that, the boys are in good spirits.
“It's going to be tough. It sounds like a cliche but if we can win this weekend then maybe there is some hope.
“All we can do is focus on trying to win a game of rugby against Pirates and if we can get a couple of wins together and people sit up and take notice, fair enough.
“The league table doesn't lie, we haven't been good enough. We're trying to change that and if we can then I'll be happy. The club and supporters deserve it."
Titans have no fresh injury concerns for the game, with Lee Millar (pictured) having shaken off the chest injury he picked up in last Friday night's victory.
Kick-off at Clifton Lane is 2pm.