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Richard Agar hails trio as another casualty is added to the injury list

Despite beating Leigh 48-18, Leeds boss Richard Agar believes his players can still improve – though he did wax lyrical about three players in particular.

“The win was the best thing, it could have been a potentially tricky game given the disruption we had faced and the lack of preparation,” Agar said.

“They started really well with the shape we knew they could throw at us, but after a shaky start, we did a really good job.

“What pleased me was the amount of young players that came in doing a good job for us, but Brad Dwyer and Kruise Leeming played really well, we wanted to be simple and direct and wanted to be selective where we played.

“Between Kruise and Brad they did a magnificent job.

“We wheeled Rob Lui out tonight, he hasn’t even trained. Liam Sutcliffe hasn’t played due to Covid and he had to slot in at fullback.

“We really didn’t need to wheel Rob out tonight, but the situation demanded it – he started to tighten up in numerous places.

“We thought there was enough breathing space on the scoreline so we didn’t want him to get any soft tissue injuries so he will be iced up everywhere.”

Matt Prior especially came in for some kind words from Agar.

“We just laugh at him internally, you just know you’re going to get a eight, nine, ten out of ten performance.

“He’s very low maintenance, low fuss and I think people don’t quite appreciate what he does for our team – he’s never going to be man of the match too often because it’s not always eye catching stuff what he does, but his teammates appreciate him and we love having him in this team.”

The Leeds boss will have one player definitely out for Monday’s visit to Warrington.

“We don’t know who’s going to be available, but King (Vuniyayawa) has gone down with an HIA which is our third in a week which doesn’t help.

“It will be Mikolaj Oledzki’s and Matty Prior’s fourth game in ten days, but there’s no danger of Matty backing up, we’ve just to be careful of managing him alright.”

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