YORK City Knights head to Blackpool on a revenge mission today - with boss James Ford intimating they owe Featherstone Rovers a performance in keeping of their season.

The Knights were a clear second best away to Fev on Good Friday a month ago and were duly beaten 42-12 - their worst result in the league since losing away to Toronto Wolfpack in League One in July 2017.

However, three wins from four outings since then have lifted Ford's troops up to third in the Betfred Championship, four points and four places above Rovers.

Asked about that Post Office Road reverse, Ford said: "We knew at half-time we were in the game, at 14-6, but we've coughed the ball up on their line on play two.

"We got half-time massively wrong and in the second half we fell away and Featherstone scored tries off our errors.

"They were good, but we weren't that far away.

"If we had got our plan a bit better at half-time and been in the game on the hour, you never know."

He added ominously: "We're looking forward to this game, that's for sure.

"It was not nice to get beaten by that scoreline. It hurt us."

Since losing at home to Dewsbury on March 24, Featherstone have won four of six games, losing only to top two Toronto and Toulouse in that - both narrowly.

Coach Ryan Carr reckons they have "turned a corner" and now have a bit of momentum as they chase a top-five place.