Huddersfield need to improve, insists Chris Thorman

Huddersfield caretaker coach Chris Thorman says the Giants need to be better with the ball in hand following their defeat to Salford.

The Giants were defeated 30-12 by the Red Devils at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

And Thorman was disappointed with the amount of mistakes made by his side.

Speaking after the game, he said: “For most parts we competed, but when you make 13 unforced errors with the ball and when you concede 12 penalties, you’re going to be chasing your tail a little bit.

“I’m frustrated with some of the things that we’ve really highlighted in practice. Salford hit us with a couple of sucker-punches. In terms of the stuff that we have practiced, we didn’t do on maybe two occasions and we conceded two tries, and ultimately, those two tries in the first half were the ones that bit us on the backside.

“On top of that, we made too many unforced errors with the ball and missed a few opportunities, especially in the first half on our left side.

“Every time we win a game, although it’s not been a lot this year, the play count to the play-the-ball count is very similar or in our favour. The play of the ball count was 30 more in their favour. If we do that, we’re not going to compete – it’s a fact.”

Huddersfield will travel to the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday as they face league leaders St Helens, 8pm kick-off.

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