Castleford Tigers coach: ‘We must cut out errors’ ‘

Danny Orr
Danny Orr

Danny Orr believes Castleford Tigers must cut out unforced errors if they are to get back to winning ways at home to Hull KR on Sunday.

Castleford’s temporary head coach – who remains in charge of the first team this week with the board still mulling over which of the applicants they want to take over on a permanent basis – was unhappy with the number of mistakes in their own half which dogged the Tigers in their 34-30 defeat at Salford last Saturday

Although they scored six tries and came close to winning Orr labelled the display as the worst since he took over and assured fans that the players would be working hard in training this week to rectify problems.

He told the Express: “It’s a game we should have won, but it got away from us.

“We made far too many errors, put ourselves under unnecessary pressure and didn’t back up with our defence, which we needed to do.

“I thought we scored some good tries and created a lot of chances. We could have scored more points than we did, but overall I was really disappointed.

“Of the points we conceded we gifted a lot of those with the errors we made and in the area of the field the errors were.

“It was what we did with the ball that concerned me the most. The simple thing is if you’ve got the ball they can’t score and we just turned the ball over far too cheaply.

“I think we were gathering some momentum before the Salford game. That performance has slowed us down a bit, but we want to get back to winnings ways and put on a good performance on Sunday.

“It’s important now we put on a good show in front of our own fans. It will be nice to see a good crowd and it should be a great atmosphere.

“The Hull fans always travel well to be fair to them and always support their team well. I’m sure the Cas boys will be doing exactly the same.

“We’re expecting a tough game. Hull KR have had a couple of good results in recent weeks and have got some really good players.

“They beat us over there a few weeks back, but it was a game we possibly should have won and we saw that night that we are capable of beating them.

“We need to put a few things right, but we’ll train hard this week and we’ll hopefully put on a good performance, which will give us a good chance of winning.”

Orr is weighing up whether to make changes to the side and has an extra player in his squad to choose from after Irish international back rower Tyrone McCarthy signed on an initial month’s loan from Warrington on Monday.

He said: “Tyrone’s come in from Warrington and we’ll see how he goes in training this week before deciding if he comes straight in the team.

“I’m sure the lads will really take to him, he seems a good lad and brings a positive attitude. He has been offered to us and we haven’t got the biggest of squads so it’s good to have an addition.

“He’s not costing the club anything, which is obviously good, and having another player can’t hurt us.

“We’ll see if he fits in with the way we play and if he does he’s got a good chance of playing against Hull KR.

“I’ve told him there’s no guarantees he will play. He’s up against some good players in his position who have been playing particularly well. But if he trains well and he fits in well and will be good for the team he’s got a good chance of playing.

“He might need another week with the players so we’ll see and we’ve still got some more training before I have to make a decision.”