The Tigers’ 7-3 victory at home to Bracknell Bees on Saturday secured their second league championship in three seasons, but Watkins has urged his players to go all out for another trophy.
“I can’t fault the boys at all over the season and especially during October and November, when it could have been a different story,” said Watkins.
“But the team spirit, support and belief has been fantastic.
“I’ve got to salute the new ownership for coming in and taking it on at a really difficult time. The boys have been fantastic all season.
“We’ve won the title, but we can’t just sit on that. We’re still playing league games and there is a huge play-off series to come at the end of the season.
“We’ve got to maintain and improve standards. I would like to see us playing with a little bit more in certain areas, but that’s for me to address and pick up on.
“We’ll work with the guys over the next few weeks and use our bench a little bit more. It will be up to those players to respond and make the most of the opportunities.”
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