Cullens CommentPaul Cullen looks at the Round 3 loss to Hull and towards this Friday's visit by St Helens to the Halliwell-Jones Stadium.HULL FC: WHAT HAPPENED?We competed very well for the vast majority of this game and are greatly encouraged by aspects of our performance. Conceding 6 points on 39 minutes and 6 points on 79 minutes pushes the score board away from us but we nullified a very potent attacking threat from a very good side for considerable periods during a high speed, high quality game. WAS THERE FOR YOU IMPROVEMENT ON THE LEIGH PERFORMANCE?A 23% improvement on our completion rate and a 50% reduction on our error count is very self explanatory.HOW DO YOU BOUNCE BACK FROM A DEFEAT?By continuing to improve all aspects of our performance. IS IT HARD TO REMAIN POSTIVE?It is very easy to be negative but we don't work that way!WHAT'S THE MOOD LIKE IN CAMP AT THE MOMENT?Excited by the prospect of taking on St Helens with our backs against the wall.WE ARE FACING THE BIG TEAMS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF ROUNDS ST HELENS THIS WEEK AND LEEDS NEXT WEEK AWAY, IS THE PRESSURE ON?The pressure is always on, the real question is how we handle it! MORE INJURIES THIS WEEK: WHAT IS THE UPDATE? WHO'S OUT AND WHO'S BACK?It has been a very costly weekend. We have had two very encouraging performances at both senior and U21 level but at a price!Simon Grix - AnkleChris Bridge - AnklePaul Wood - AnkleGraham Appo - KneeNat Wood - KneePaul Noone - KneeMark Hilton - ShoulderToa Kohe-Love - ShoulderDaryl Cardiss - HamstringWe will not be able to announce a squad of 20 players 72 hours before kick off or a squad of 18 players 24 hours before kick off. If none of the above are available we will have to utilise part time academy players. HOW FAR OFF IS CHRIS BRIDGE?A risk assessment offers that the longer we give him to prepare the more we will get out of him long term.
01, Mar, 2005