posted on 11 March 2016

Wildcats Utility-Back, Craig Hall has addressed that the club are not dwelling on recent events that occurred midweek and are fully focussed at the task at hand this evening when they face St Helens at Langtree Park.

Hall said, “It was a bit of a shock that he (Brian Smith) left, nobody expected it, but he obviously has his reasons and is moving on and we have to do the same.

“We have trained well this week, with two really tough sessions which took place on Wednesday and Thursday. We had a bad start last week against Catalans, but we need to forget what happened and take the positives away.”

Hall, 25 has secured his spot in the 17-man squad that past few fixtures, after his performance against Warrington Wolves on 26th February where he also got a try under his belt. He believes that St Helens will not be an easy game as they have only lost one fixture out of four, but is confident of walking away this evening with a result.

“It will be tough going to St Helens,” admitted Hall. “They are a massive team and have always been good up there in the league. They are really good at home, so we are going to have to be good, we need to start well and be in the game for the full 80 minutes.

“It has been tough with four out of our first six fixtures having been away from home, I suppose it is good to get a few miles out of the way with Warrington and then Saints tonight. That just leaves the trips to Widnes and Wigan.”

There is no hiding from the fact that this season has already been a bit of a rollercoaster ride with only securing one win, but the team have displayed some promising performances. However, Hall explains that the fans should not be worried and things will soon turn around for the club.

“There are a few lads that have come into the squad this season, so we are not going to gel straight away, we also lost Scott Moore in the Boxing Day fixture which is frustrating. But the more games we play the better we will get, we will soon start to put points on the other teams.

“We have a tough month coming up, after Friday we have five games in 25 days which can take its toll on teams. We need to get Easter out of the way and have a look where we are and kick on from there.”


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