Radford left “deflated” after Wakefield loss

Hull FC coach Lee Radford has admitted he’s been left “deflated” by the Black and Whites’ shock defeat to Wakefield on Wednesday night.

Wakefield ended a 16-match losing streak in the league by scoring 26 unanswered points to beat Hull 26-16 – and leave FC in the bottom four with just four rounds remaining.

“I’m deflated hugely,” he said. “We had highlighted the importance of this fixture and what a difficult this place is to come to. Our record at this ground is terrible.

“It’s always a dogfight here and I expected to scrape it if we were going to get a result.

“Our completion rate was 60 per cent again. That’s two weeks on the spin now and that’s not good enough.

“Our energy looked fine at the start but a couple of calls went against us, a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes and back-to-back penalties and before you know it the game has gone.”

Radford also believes just two wins from those four remaining games will be enough to make the Super 8s.

“I think we need two wins now. Two will probably do it for us to get into the top eight.”