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RADFORD EXPECTING FULL TEAM PERFORMANCE
By Tom Stewart | 17/07/2014
Hull FC head
coach Lee Radford has challenged his side to match the physicality of Wigan
ahead of Friday's to the DW Stadium, keen to right the wrongs of the reverse
Super League fixture.
Birds succumbed to a painful 16-44 defeat against the Cherry and Whites in
early May, Hull’s biggest defeat of the 2014 Super League campaign.
singled out the clash at the KC Stadium as the only fixture his side had failed
to compete in this year, and has requested a full team performance on Friday
spoken much about that match leading up to this match, but it has been
mentioned certainly in the press conferences of the last few weeks, it has been
probably the only match where we haven’t been in the game as a competition all
red hot and we had a lot of emotions running through us and tried to fix things
individually, so tomorrow we are hoping for the opposite and
that we get a
real quality team performance.
“There is a
challenge that has been set down to the squad from myself, we have got to match
them physically because their whole game is based around their physicality so
we have really got to be on our metal.”
“The boys look buoyant and we have a bit of a spring in our step due to the
weather at the moment, but I think we are aware of the challenge that is ahead
believes his side will not be daunted by the lively atmosphere at the DW
Stadium, and admits as player he always relished performing at a high quality
actually a ground that I enjoyed playing at over the years, I think I speak for
most of the squad as well who will be exactly the same.
some fantastic facilities, Premiership standard even, and against what is
arguably one of the most consistent sides in the competition as a player you
are hungry to perform in those situations.
“We know what
we are going to get in a great stadium and they have quality support over there
and we are expecting no different.”
coach added, “The start is really important tomorrow, in the period that Wigan
have been successful they have come out the box firing and we have got to do
that the same, and not only match them but better them.
“When we are
in that arm wrestle, we have to show some composure and a lot of game smarts.”