Gentle disappointed to lose 20-point lead

Hull FC coach Peter Gentle said he was the most disappointed he has been all season after seeing his side lose 32-30 to Wakefield.

The Wildcats came from behind to steal the two points away from Gentle’s men, after the Airlie Birds went into a 20 point lead.

Gentle said: “We need to be better than that, but we weren’t and we haven’t been for a few weeks now. It’s now my job to make sure we improve, but we were poor in a lot of areas.

“We are panicking when teams are putting us under pressure and we have a lot of work to do over the next few weeks.”

The Hull FC coach was far from happy with his side at half time, claiming the first half performance was not up to the required standard.

He said: “We have lost our attitude in defence. I thought our discipline was poor and our kicking game was appalling. Looking at that game, you would think they were the top four side, not us. We need a real attitude adjustment.

“I thought our 20-point lead papered over a lot of cracks and some of the good things that Wakefield did. I wasn’t happy at half-time and I had a word with the players at the break, but what I said will remain between ourselves.”

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