SAINTS face a welldrilled and dogged team in Wake

first_imgSAINTS face a well-drilled and dogged team in Wakefield when the two sides lock horns this Friday.Despite Trinity failing to pick up a point from their opening two fixtures, Keiron Cunningham has been impressed with how they have gone about their business.“Wakefield are a good side and have recruited well,” he said. “They have produced pluggy, determined performances and were unlucky against Hull and Huddersfield.“Chris Chester is good coach they have a good half back in Sam Williams (pictured). Their middles keep coming back at you too.“But this Friday is all about us. We were disappointed with the way we started against Leigh. We always knew we could come back and get plenty of chances but that start have let us down. We had lots of opportunities and the officiating didn’t help that.“Mark Percival scored as did Luke Douglas. Ryan Morgan scored too but it was chalked off for obstruction which was ridiculous. That said, the response to that adversity wasn’t great and it is something we need to work on.”He continued: “We worked hard on our defensive structures in the off season so for them to come through us was a sign of weakness for me. We were exposed a little bit for some mental weakness and our starting front rowers weren’t great.“They weren’t as good as they were against Leeds and that tells you it is a mindset thing. It isn’t good enough for the standard of the club and we will address that this week.“In the second half we had opportunities to win three games so we are back to write a few wrongs on Friday.”Saints will be without Luke Douglas for the next few weeks as he requires surgery on a finger injury.“He has a compound fracture of his finger but it won’t be a long term thing,” he said. “He needs surgery so we will wait and see after that. We also have a few bumps and bruises too and Jonny Lomax was struggling with his knee so we will have to get that assessed. We have damaged egos more than anything.”Tickets for Friday’s game are on sale from the Totally Wicked Stadium, online, or by calling 01744 455 052.last_img read more

Manchester United and Liverpool share the points

first_img SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Liverpool went top of the Premier League thanks to a 0-0 draw against rivals Manchester United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to make three substitutions inside the first 45 minutes after injuries to Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard. Liverpool were also forced into making a first-half substitution as Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino was replaced by Daniel Sturridge.The clash between the two sides was far from a spectacle as Manchester United played on the counter attack whilst Liverpool failed to pose any real threat even though they lined up with prolific trio of Sane, Salah and Firmino.Manchester United thought they had won it after Liverpool’s defender Matip scored an own goal in the second half only for the referee to rule the goal out after Chris Smalling was called offside.WhatsApplast_img read more