Watts: Black and Whites owe fans a performance

Hull FC forward Liam Watts says his side owes its loyal supporters a good performance after they were torn apart by Wigan on Friday night.

That “embarrassing” loss means the Airlie Birds have only Bradford and London – both of whom are now relegated – beneath them, and they head into a tough match against in-form Castleford on Thursday desperate for points.

“We weren’t good enough, as simple as that,” Watts told the Hull Daily Mail after the Wigan loss.

“We’re working hard, but we aren’t giving ourselves a chance in matches.

“There are too many errors and poor decisions as individuals and as a team, we must all hold our hands up.

“There is nothing anyone can do other than the players now. We’re given good preparation, we know our roles, but we’re struggling to get out of the hole at the minute.

“The club and the fans didn’t deserve that. It was very promising in the first half, we really gave them a run at times, but the second half was embarrassing for us.

“We’ve got a huge game now against Castleford, for no other reason than we owe everyone a performance,” he added.

“The coaches, the fans, the club and even ourselves.

“We have to turn up and we’ll be straight back in to get focused on that, we have to turn it around.

“We had a very young side and some big players missing, but hopefully the likes of Gaz (Ellis) and Yeamo (Yeaman) will be back next week and bring some experience that will help the side through.”

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