TEAM SPIRIT KEY IN RECENT RUN, SAYS AMOR

posted on 15 June 2012

Kyle Amor has put their recent run of form down to the team spirit within the group.

Kyle Amor says the recent run of good form owes a lot to the team spirit within the squad.

The Wildcats go into Monday’s game against Leeds with four wins out of their last five Super League fixtures and will be looking to win four games in a row for the first time since 2009.

The 25-year-old has been in fine form of late as the Wildcats continue to gain momentum, Amor himself says the togetherness of his team mates has been key to helping change the results on the pitch.

“We have all gelled massively since day one and I can’t speak highly enough of the blokes,” said Amor.

“I really enjoy their company every day when I come to training.  It has been over the last couple of weeks where we have taken steps in the right direction.

“We certainly played well enough in patches at the start of the year but it has just clicked so now we are playing for much longer periods the way we would like too. We are pretty happy with what we are doing but we know there is still lots of work to do.”

On a personal note, the Irish international has been producing the form that put him in contention to be last year’s player of the season but he is still aiming to get even better.

“I thought I set off slow at the start of this year but over the last couple of weeks I have been fairly happy. I am the sort of player that is always looking to improve each and every day in training so that’s what I try and do all the time.

“Hopefully if I keep increasing my standards I will get to where I want to be at the end of the year.”

Amor was a try scorer in the incredible comeback in last weekend’s victory over Hull FC which will go down long in the memory of all supporters in attendance but in reflection the Cumbrian has mixed feelings about the victory.

“We were over the moon with that result and we were really happy with the way we dug in. I thought when we were 20 points behind we were down and out but the way we got back into the game was brilliant.

“We got the win but as much as we were happy with a 20 point comeback, I personally don’t think we were happy with being 20 points behind in the first place. I think that is a really good area we can point towards improving as a group, we need to come out firing straight away.

“We cannot start like that against Leeds because they have good enough players that can turn around and put points on the board in a matter of minutes so we have to play for the full 80 minutes.”

The former Whitehaven forward is also a former Leeds Rhino after his move to Yorkshire in 2010 and playing at Headingley is always one of the first fixtures he looks out for.

“It will be good to go back there and play because it is a great venue. They are going through a sticky patch at the moment but they are a really good side and they have so many skilful players that I am sure they will turn it around.

“We saw it last year how much they managed to turn it around and I certainly wouldn’t write them off yet, they have far too much quality in their side. They will be a big threat on Monday.

“They are still full of belief and I know they have a good spirit in their camp. Again, they have players that have been through it all before. I know it is perceived as a little bit worse at the moment but they have enough character and I think they will turn it around.”

You can watch the full interview on Wildcats TV where Amor discusses his future for next season and if he has heard any news on the clause Leeds Rhinos have in his contract to take him back at the end of the year.

Tickets are still available for the trip to Leeds with ticket prices starting from £20. Travel is also available priced at £5.50 for members and £6.50 for non-members.

Tickets and travel can be booked from either the Ridings Centre Store, Rapid Solicitors Stadium Box Office or by calling 01924 201548 and will go off sale at midday on Monday.

Supporters are reminded that the game is not being shown on Sky Sports.

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