London Broncos head coach Andrew Henderson says there are signs of improvement in his side following the loss to Dewsbury on Monday afternoon.
The Broncos trailed 16-0 in the first half but pulled the scores back to 22-16 with 10 minutes to go before going down 25-16 and Henderson felt the side had improved from last weekend’s showing.
“It was very much an improved performance,” said Henderson. “We’ve been doing it tough these last few weeks and obviously losing Wes Naiqama for this week and potentially weeks to come, we’ll find out more on Tuesday and how he’s going to be and whether we’ll get him back for the rest of the year or not.
“We tried to do things a little differently this week at training at how we approached the game, we looked at a few different things.
“There was plenty of effort, plenty of attitude, plenty of application and very much an improvement on what we’ve seen in recent weeks but again we just let ourselves down in terms of our execution with the ball; too many errors really hurt us and poor decisions with the ball and there were poor handling errors out there today.
“At times we showed our immaturity, lets not forget the players out there today are between the ages of 18-24 with only myself, Elliot Kear and Rhys Williams over that age so it shows you where we are at.
Henderson praised the forwards having been critical of them in recent weeks, along with stand in captain James Cunningham.
“I was proud of our middle boys today as I’v been putting them under a lot of pressure, I felt they’ve been poor. Matt Davis, young Sid (Sadiq Abebiyi) Ben Gray, Jon Wallace and Erjon Dollapi. Plus James Cunningham led from the front today, the middle did a god job for us today, Dewsbury are a big, tough and physical unit and I think we contained them.
“James for me has some leadership quality and he probably doesn’t realise that yet. I do believe he’s got something in there and I’m sure we’ll unearth that in the coming seasons. It was a great opportunity for him to lead the team, I thought he done well and let from the front.”
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