A FRUSTRATED Wharfedale side will be looking get "back to the basics" in a big derby game against Otley this Saturday.

"It was our poorest performance of the season," said Feeley. "It was uncharacteristic of us in so many ways.

"Hinckley are very good verbally at creating confrontation, and we lost our collective approach to pressure.

"We were getting frustrated, and we just need to channel that frustration and be calm under pressure."

"We'll be having some honest conversations during training this week."

Rob Baldwin, Wharfedale director of rugby, agreed with Feeley's assessment of the Hinckley game.

"Our performance was nowhere near where it needed to be," said Baldwin. "We just lacked a little bit of leadership and didn't give ourselves a chance.

"We got sucked into how they wanted to play the game," he said. "The game got a bit niggly.

"We have to be thinking about getting things going again and getting it right."

Feeley will be aiming to get it right in training as the club prepares for its derby against Otley at Cross Green this Saturday.

"We need to get back to basics with our passing, catching and tackling," said Feeley, who added: "It doesn't matter who we're playing this weekend, but the importance of the game is not lost on the players."

Wharfedale will be looking to avenge a 16-14 loss to Otley at the Avenue earlier in the season.

Baldwin did say that form and league position can go out the window in local derbies.

"Derbies are also normally scrappy affairs," added Baldwin. "When Otley played here it was not a great game, and it was probably our second worse performance of the season.

"Otley did deserve to win that day, as we couldn't find an edge or make any inroads against them.

"They have robust forwards and a big pack who like to maul and shove their opponents into the corner."

With some keys new additions to the team, Baldwin said Otley have added more depth to their squad and have generally been able to pick from a settled side.

So Baldwin said the Greens will be looking cause them problems and give the Wharfedale faithful a good performance.

"There should be a big crowd at Cross Green," said Baldwin. "We've always enjoyed going there. It's a good atmosphere."

Three Wharfedale players - Josh Burridge (hamstring), Chris Walker (ankle) and Ben Blackwell (virus) - will face fitness tests this week to determine their availability for Saturday.

The match will kick off at 2pm.