Super League coach assures fans he saw “improvements” despite defeat

Despite yet another defeat Castleford Tigers boss Andy Last said he saw improvement in his side.

Last was first and foremost impressed by the effort from his side but did slam some errors that let his side down that he described as “criminal.”

“Effort, commitment and the desire to defend was very good tonight. But the fundamentals of the game we just didn’t do well enough,” Last said on BBC Radio Leeds.

“There were eight unforced errors coming out of yardage. We gifted them so much field position and you can’t afford to do that.

“It was a strange half time team talk. I spoke about the positives, a few weeks ago we could have been staring down a 30 point deficit at half time.

“We were still within touching distance despite how little possession and territory we had. We felt if we had that we could post some points.”

That said, he did say he saw improvement from his side:

“I saw some improvement mainly in good ball attack. The little amount of what we had, we got Elliot Wallis in space a number of times and if Jacob Miller had picked the right pass on our shapes we could have posted more points.

“We speak from a technical and tactical point of view. We have game plans and speak to players about opportunities but the basics of the game they have to nail those. The amount of errors at the play the ball and not taking that extra step to find space, that proved criminal.”