AARON Brown knows from previous experiences exactly what Sheffield Eagles can expect when they take on Barrow Raiders at Craven Park tomorrow.

Brown, who joined the Eagles from Dewsbury Rams in the off-season, and his team-mates made a flying start to the 2019 Betfred Championship season with a 64-10 win at home to Swinton Lions last Sunday.

But while the loose forward was delighted to make such an eye-catching start to the year, he is gearing up for a battle of the packs against Barrow.

“We seemed to click quite well (against Swinton) but we have to expect a tough battle on Barrow’s pitch,” Brown told the Eagles’ official website.

“It’ll be a mud-bath and a forwards’ game. It’ll be tough, cold, but we have to take it in our stride.

“We have been working on the forwards’ wrestle and getting stuck in during pre-season. We will definitely be up for the challenge and meet them head-on in the pack.

“If we get this result on Sunday, it will set a marker for us.”

Raiders head coach Crarey is wary of the danger posed by Eagles half-backs Anthony Thackeray and Pat Walker, particularly their kicking games, along with the running of full-back Josh Gudzek.

Crarey wants to see his forwards come to the fore and challenge Sheffield through the middle, which laid the groundwork for the 22-18 win at Batley Bulldogs, along with improving in one or two areas.

“Individual efforts last week were outstanding, so we need to take that into the game along with a little bit of organised structure, said Crarey.

“I don’t think we were clinical enough in their 20 and we were wasteful with the ball again, so we’ve got to improve on that because it’s only going to get tougher in this division.

“We’ve got a pack of forwards to die for and some quick outside backs who are a massive threat now. It’s there to see and we’re looking forward to it.”