Donlan disappointed with Castleford's performance

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CASTLEFORD'S acting coach Stuart Donlan refused to blame a difficult week for their third successive Super League defeat after they lost 46-4 to Wigan Warriors at Probiz Coliseum today.

Winger Josh Griffin (pictured) scored his sixth try in four games but that was Castleford's only reply as Wigan ran in eight tries.

It was an emotional game for Castleford in the absence of their head coach Ian Millward who is on compassionate leave following the sudden death of his 19-year-old son Robbie.

"It has been a difficult week but we can't use that as an excuse for not carrying out things we had practised during the week," said Donlan.

"I thought from Thursday onwards when the players came in ready to train they looked pretty switched on and focussed.

"I was disappointed with the performance and the players are a little bit frustrated. Things we spoke about during the week we haven't carried out.

"Wigan put us under a lot of pressuree and every time we got the ball back it was within out 10 metres line. We had to go 100 metres nearly every set.

"We created some options on the edges but the final pass and execution wasn't great so that is something we can work on this week."