Gentle set to ring changes


Hull FC boss Peter Gentle has admitted he will make changes to his side following their poor display against Widnes on Saturday.

The Black and Whites slumped to back to back defeats having been comfortably beaten 36-16 by a resurgent Widnes in front of the Sky cameras.

Having lead at half-time with tries from Joe Westerman and Ben Galea the away side capitulated in the second period conceding five tries.

Take nothing away from a spirited Widnes side, who included Kevin Brown for the first time, but schoolboy errors from the away side didn’t help their cause.

Gentle told the Hull Daily Mail: “I am concerned because I have 17 players not doing a job at the moment as a group so I have to find 17 players that will.

“From where I am looking there is very little progress on last season and that is a concern. We have familiar faces out there making the same mistakes and it is time for change. It is not just one person, but as a group, and it is time to get some people out there who can carry out the job.”

Having recruited heavily in the summer with the arrivals of Gareth Ellis and Daniel Holdsworth amongst other the club was targeting a top four finish.

Gentle continued: “It is a domino effect and when one thing falls apart it is infectious and it is affecting the whole team.

“We didn’t give ourselves a chance. We had a shocking completion rate and we backed that up with terrible penalties and ill-discipline. We have to make changes.”


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