Millward: We made too many mistakes

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CASTLEFORD Tigers coach Ian Millward felt his side pay dear for errors in Friday night's 42-4 defeat against Stobart Super League leaders Huddersfield Giants

Millward (pictured), who returned to work this week from a month's compassionate leave, rang the changes in a bid to halt his side's losing run but they finished a well-beaten side.

"I wasn't sure what to expect, to be honest," Millward said. "I only got the two sessions with them in the week.

"What makes it really hard is the amount of errors we threw up. They put us under so much pressure and we struggled to get any fluency in our game.

"I see a lot of positives. In the first three games there were a lot of positives. I've got some work to do but it's definitely not the end of the world for us.

"The players need my support now and they'll get it."

Millward was impressed with Huddersfield who pulled two points clear at the top of the table.

"I've got to take my hat off to Huddersfield," said the Tigers boss.

"Against most teams we could come up with errors like that and stay in the game.

"I am impressed with the way they attack. I like the way (coach) Nathan (Brown) plays with three ball players. They come at you with a lot of options.

"I thought they looked really sharp tonight, they were really at the cutting edge, and they play the style of play I like to see.

"There is no reason why they can't win the league and it would be good for the competition."