Ryan sees positives in another Wildcats loss

Wakefield second-rower Matt Ryan has expressed his frustration at yet another Super League loss against Huddersfield yesterday, but insists the Wildcats can take plenty of positives out of it.

The 25-year-old former Parramatta Eels star, who has made eight appearances for Wakefield this season, believes ironing out a few issues could make them a match for any team in the league. He said: “We gave them [Huddersfield] a few too many easy tries through our errors but there’s positives to take out of it. We get a bit of a break now and then can concentrate on our next game.

“The late first-half tries we conceded hurt us but we still came in at half-time thinking we had a chance. At half-time Rich [coach Agar] spoke to us and we all still had belief that we could come out in the half and get the win. We started okay but silly errors cost us.

“We can score our tries and if we can get our combinations together and start gelling as a team for the 80 minutes then we’ll worry every team in the competition but we’re just not doing that right now so it’s a bit frustrating.

“We’re building but we’ve got to stop using that as an excuse. We’ve got to start winning these types of games and from now on that’s our mentality, we’ve got to start grinding out some victories.”

Finally, Ryan thanked the Wildcats fans for sticking with the team through a difficult run of results.

“The fans have been unbelievable on Friday and today, rocking up and supporting us,” he added.

“There’s not much more we can to do thank them for sticking by us. We’re trying our best out there and hopefully we can get a few wins for them soon.”

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