North Wales Crusaders centre Cam Brown believes there’s a lot more to come from his team following the 26-18 defeat to Hunslet in the club’s opening home match at Stadiwm ZipWorld.

Brown, who came through the academy system at current Super League champions St Helens, made his competitive debut against Hunslet.

The 22-year-old grabbed a try, carried the ball well out of yardage and looked sharp in attack.

Despite the defeat on his debut, Brown is excited to see what the remainder of the campaign holds for him and Crusaders.

“It’s a shame about the result, but it was nice to get down to the new ground and play my first game of the new season,” he said.

“I was quite lucky at the start to get a good bounce of the ball, but it was great to get my first try on my debut.

“Hunslet are a good team and they’re really well drilled. They’ve got some really experienced halfbacks and good middles.

“There’s a lot more to come from us and I fancy us against any side in this division.

“We’ll have a video session and work on some of the things we weren’t at our best with against Hunslet.

“The job starts again with training on Tuesday and Thursday. We know what we need to do so it’s just about mucking in and making improvements where we need to.

“Workington are a really good team so we’ll have to bring our A game and make sure we’re at our best.

“We’re at home again so hopefully we can pick up a few wins here and make it a difficult place for teams to visit this season.”

Crusaders face Workington Town at Stadiwm ZipWorld on Sunday, May 23. While the game is being played behind-closed-doors with a date for the return of fans not set in Wales yet, supporters will be able to watch it live on the RFL’s OurLeague app.

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