Brian McDermott encouraged by improved Toronto performances

Toronto coach Brian McDermott says he is pleased with where his side are at.

The Wolfpack have lost three on the bounce in their maiden Super League season, with their latest being a 32-10 defeat at Wigan on Thursday night.

But McDermott has seen signs of improvement in the Wolfpack since their heavy defeat at Castleford in the opening round.

He said: “It’s a funny one really to assess because I’m watching us play and I like how we play.

“I like what we do, I like our attitude and a couple of moments there was a whole host of momentum against us and we seem to be able to get back in the game through a number of things. One of them being about playing for each other and showing up for each other. A bit of toughness and all that.

“In many respects, I’m pleased with where we are at the moment, we’re competing, we’re fighting for each other, we’re improving week on week.


“If you look at game one against Castleford to where we are now there’s a lot being added to this performance but certainly we need to get better as well. The elephant in the room is relegation. That’s what people will start talking about. People will start saying: ‘you’ve got to win some games, you’ve got to get some wins on the board.’

“We’ve got to play well and it’s got to be sustainable. So getting a win that’s not sustainable is probably not important just yet.”

Toronto’s next three games are against Warrington, St Helens and Leeds.

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