SHEENS NOT RESTING ON HIS LAURELS AFTER HULL FC VICTORY
Hull Kingston Rovers Head Coach Tim Sheens reacted positively to his sides opening day victory over rivals Hull FC.
Sheens described Jimmy Keinhorst’s last-minute try as a euphoric moment but insists there is still more to come from his side.
Sheens also commented on the team effort shown to recover from 12-0 down to snatch the famous derby victory.
“You don’t expect two minutes to go or less to be down at the other end and struggling to do what we did, we had our backs against the wall.” Said Sheens
“I was just about to replace Jimmy Keinhorst as well for the big man, Kane Linnett, he was struggling towards the end of the game, he hadn’t played a full 80 minutes in quite a while.”
“Robbie Mulhern hit a wall, so I put James Greenwood in the middle, then Danny Addy came up with a great play to shift it out wide, it was a great effort from everyone.”
“There is a long way to go, we will enjoy the euphoria of the moment, but you can’t expect that to take us to the top five or the Grand Final.”
“The derby was great, but the two points are more important to help us start well.”
“As a team, we have got a lot to do to improve and I’m sure that’s only going to get better with some key players coming back out of injury.”
Sheens went on to speak about the confidence gained from an opening day win, claiming it sets the tone for the games coming up.
Rovers face an away trip to Warrington Wolves next before returning to Craven Park for back to back home games, a place Sheens wants to turn into a fortress.
“The first win relaxes you a little bit, but you don’t get complacent, but it is better than starting with a loss and keeping that monkey on your back.” Said Sheens.
“We’ve got two points, so when the table comes out after the weekend, we will be in the top half, not the bottom, that’s a good start.”
“Until you get your first win you really can struggle for confidence, you end up trying too hard and becoming your own worst enemy.”
“We set a goal to try to win all the home games or as many as possible because that would take you a long way to a good competitive season.”
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