RITCHIE Hawkyard is hoping another bumper crowd can help roar Cougars on to an upset against Toronto on Sunday.

Keighley moved to within one point of the top-five play-offs by beating York last week in front of the highest league attendance of the season at Cougar Park.

Last Sunday's 1,362 gate topped the previous best of 1,128 that saw them lose 48-21 to Wolfpack earlier in the season.

And Hawkyard believes another big turnout will spur his team on as they look to inflict another upset on the league leaders, who were beaten for the first time by York last month.

He said: "Every little helps. If they can behind us it’s massive, which they did last week against York. It does help all the lads and makes a difference when they are cheering you on."

Wolfpack returned to form with a 68-0 thrashing at Workington, which saw them reach 1,000 points for the season.

Keighley go in with confidence after three wins on the bounce but Hawkyard knows how hard it will be to overcome League One's standout team.

He said: "We've got to keep playing the way we are playing. We've changed our game plan over the last four weeks and it has been working for us but we are still making a few errors and coughing the ball up cheaply, giving a few cheap penalties away and inviting teams back in rather than putting them to the sword.

"Against teams like Toronto, we can’t afford to do that and we need to be on our best game.

"We proved for 40 to 50 minutes we can compete with them last time we played them.

"In the first half we were on top before their fitness came to the fore and they blew us away in the last 25 minutes."

Hawkyard says Cougars must continue to show the kind of resilience which they have shown in recent weeks.

"Against Doncaster and York we had our backs against the wall but we held tight, dug deep and were willing to work for each other and came out with wins."

Cougars received a boost in midweek with news that Josh Lynam avoided a suspension from the RFL Disciplinary Panel.

Lynam was charged with Grade A punching against Doncaster but his early guilty plea led to no further action being taken.