“We are just not helping ourselves at the moment” – Hodgson reacts to Hull FC’s loss to Wigan

“Deflated” Hull FC Head Coach Brett Hodgson was left frustrated by his team’s latest performance and admitted his players just “do not help themselves”.

The Airlie Birds suffered their eighth defeat in nine matches with a disappointing 10-0 home loss to the Wigan Warriors.

Describing his team’s performance, Hodgson said, “I am very deflated after that. The effort was there but we are just not helping ourselves at the moment.

“There is obviously a lack of confidence in the group at the moment, the amount of errors being made reflects that and we have to be a lot smarter going forward.”

There has been speculation of ‘changes’ set to be made at the club from next year but Hodgson remained tight-lipped in that area for the time being.

However, Hodgson was regretful of a particular key incident during the match.

Hull had the option to kick at goal from just 10 metres out but elected for a fresh set of six tackles before then surrendering possession on the first play.

Reflecting on the error, Hodgson said “We knocked it on the first tackle after not setting up the structure that we have practiced every week.

“Those are the moments where you have to be more clinical. We had to get a period where we at least got a repeat set or applied some pressure or asked some questions but you turn it over on tackle one and you are back in defensive mode.

“That makes it difficult for ourselves and, unfortunately, that is where we are at.”

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