Players want to repay fans with big effort – Hudson

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CASTLEFORD Tigers hooker Ryan Hudson has urged fans to stick with the team as they look to break their run of six defeats.

The former Cas skipper (pictured) was pleased to make his first Super League appearance of the season at Huddersfield last Friday, but admitted it had been a tough one to come in for against the in-form leaders.

He said: “Huddersfield are playing really well and they made it difficult for us.

“We were in the game in the first half, but gave away some soft tries. We’ve got to defend better, this is the key. We’ve also got to hold the ball better. If you lose the ball on the first or second tackle you’re going to get punished no matter who you’re up against.”

Hudson is hoping to keep his place in the squad for this Sunday’s game against Hull and promised fans that the players were working hard to tackle recent problems thrown up in matches.

He added: “I know it’s been frustrating for all our Cas fans. Results have been poor so it’s down to the players to repay them and put a big effort in this week.

“We’ve got to stick together to get out of this rough patch and hopefully we can start with a good performance against Hull.

“It’s going to be a tough one with Hull coming off the back of their big win against Widnes. But there’s no easy games in Super League, there never has been

“They’ve under achieved for me for the last four or five years. But obviously they’ve got a new coach, who’s changed a few things around and they’re doing well.

“But we can’t worry about who we’re playing, we’ve got to focus on what we can do.

“Hull always bring good fans and it will be a good atmosphere. That can bring the best out of us.”