CASTLEFORD coach Ian Millward has praised his players for their second-half fightback against the Giants.
But he also felt his players lack of composure was at the heart of their 40-24 home defeat.Related content
“We probably made more clean breaks than we have in a lot of games but the composure was lacking and that happens when you’re on a losing run,” he said.
“The players tried hard in the second half but it’s not about trying hard. We want to turn that into being a more consistent team, like the Giants showed.
“Huddersfield kicked to build pressure and we are probably kicking to score points and that’s the difference in the wash up of the game.”
The Tigers, already without injured Jake Webster, Kirk Dixon and Grant Millington and suspended Justin Carney, suffered another blow with the loss of forward Nathan Massey.
“I think Nathan has dislocated knee. It’s not a good one for us. He’s been a really consistent performer for us,” said Millward.
“I think Jake Webster will be out for the season. We’ll know more in a couple of weeks but whether or not he has an operation I think it will be six months.
“It leaves us very short. I’ve identified a player in Australia who would be good for us but we’ll just have to see.”