“There’s no pressure on us” declared Workington Town coach Leon Pryce ahead of tonight’s highly anticipated Coral Challenge Cup clash with Leeds Rhinos at Headingley.

Pryce said he wants his players to enjoy the occasion – and all he requires is an improved performance, with the pressure all on Leeds, who are currently bottom of the Super League table.

“There’s no pressure on our guys, we just want to perform and improve on our performance from last week,” said Pryce.

“We want them to enjoy the occasion. I am not bothered about the scoreboard, just the performance. If we perform well then the scoreboard will look after itself.”

But Town will be doing it the hard way with a couple of their more experienced players, Sean Penkywicz and Elliott Miller, out through injury.

“We are doing it tough at the moment but we will have a squad,” added Pryce, who is looking forward to returning to Headingley, a ground he always liked as a player.

“Most Cumbrian fans won’t get to see teams like Leeds week in and week out so it is a great opportunity and hopefully people will be talking about this game for years to come,” he said.

“Headingley is one of my favourite grounds, it is very hostile and the crowd are always very vocal,” he admitted.

“The old Headingley stadium was pretty special, there was always a great atmosphere there. Obviously I have not played in the new one but I am sure it will be very similar.

“This is a chance for my players to shine against some of the best in the country. If they go out there and have a massive game against Leeds they will put themselves in the shop window. They will show they can handle themselves against some of the best players in Super League.”