Headingley Insight: Leeds v Hull KR
In this weeks edition of Headingley Carnegie Insight, Leeds coach Brian McDermott looks ahead to this Sunday's trip to Hull KR.by NRL
In this weeks edition of Headingley Carnegie Insight, Leeds coach Brian McDermott looks ahead to this Sunday's trip to Hull KR.
HOW HAVE YOUR SQUAD RESPONDED TO LAST MONDAY'S DEFEAT AT WAKEFIELD?
It was obviously disappointing for our run of good performances to come to an end at Wakefield and I have paid credit to Wakefield and how they performed. We started off badly and many of our players had an off day and you can not afford to do that in Super League and expect to get away with it. We reviewed the game early in the week and looked at the areas that need fixing up and we will be looking to do that on Sunday at Hull KR.
WHAT ARE YOU EXPECTING FROM HULL KR?
They beat us last season at Craven Park and they will have been watching on Monday night and fancying their chances to turn us over again no doubt. Blake Green and Michael Dobson are two big players for them, they dictate their play and can run the game if you allow them to do that. They are in eighth spot now and will want to kick on after last week's win over Widnes, which ended a run of defeats for them. We know we will need to be at our best on Sunday.
HOW IS YOUR SQUAD SHAPING UP?
We are pleased to have Danny McGuire back after his suspension but obviously we will be without Brent Webb for the next two games. We certainly missed Danny on Monday and he has been welcomed back this week. Brett Delaney and Carl Ablett both have a good chance of coming back in this week whilst Ryan Bailey is also included again. We experienced a dip in form on Monday, and with hindsight, perhaps that was inevitable after the amount of big games we have played recently but we now have a chance to begin another run of games and we need to take this opportunity.
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