Eorl Crabtree says surprise Super League coach is under pressure

Eorl Crabtree has said that Ian Watson is under pressure at his former club the Huddersfield Giants.

The Giants, to the surprise of everyone, have only won four games so far this season.

This came as Crabtree tried to diagnose what the problem is at the John Smith’s Stadium at present.

“They’ve got a lot of thinking to do and the coach has probably got pressure on his shoulders at the moment. It’s his team and they’re not performing so he needs to find a way to get them to perform,” he said on the Last Tackle.

“I think the manner of the performances are what is the real worry at the moment, there was a lack of intensity against Hull FC.

“I see a lack of confidence and a lack of belief from the players at the moment, they’re probably going away from the gameplan a little bit as well as chasing games.

“When you’ve not got that belief it makes it very difficult so he’s got to find that but can you do that in one week? I’m not sure.”

He said the Giants have to believe in Watson:

“They have to believe in him and the system as well so it’s a tough period for them at the moment, but I think they’ll bounce back as they’ve got the players to do it.”

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