Newcastle Thunder head-coach Jason Payne is hoping his side can start bringing consistency to their game as of this Sunday’s Betfred League 1 fixture against Whitehaven, as he looks for his side to move on from what he describes as an “average” start to the season.

Thunder lie ninth in their league’s table having seen big results slip through their grasp and bouts of stage-fright against some of the division’s higher flying teams, though through the competitiveness of most teams, making the end of season play-offs remains firmly in their hands.

Hear what Payney had to say when he spoke to Thunder TV by clicking on the video above.