Players must keep the faith
And, despite an extensive Giants injury list, Thorman’s message for his under pressure squad is ‘to keep the faith.’
“Even though things are tough for us right now, I still have faith in this group of players – I trust them all,” said Thorman.
“It was always going to be difficult after Rick left, and I have changed a few fundamentals.
“We all know that when the new structures fall into place, and we start to get some bodies back on the field, we will be a lot better for it.”
Thorman is hoping he will have half back Danny Brough, who was red carded for verbal abuse towards a touchjudge in the weekend defeat by the Red Devils, will be cleared to face Saints.
“If he has said something untoward to the touchjudge then he deserved a red card,” added Thorman.
“But with an offence like that I am hoping, when it goes to the disciplinary committee, that the sentence will be sending off sufficient.”
Thorman praised Brough’s efforts in the match and he had no issue with his player’s red card, focusing his frustration instead on referee James Child’s penalty calls.
“On the 12 penalties, it was one of the most baffling refereeing performances I have seen this year,” he said.
“I was scratching my head a few times and I am coach. I know the sport and I shouldn’t be scratching my head at some of the decisions he made.
“But you can’t dispute what Broughy’s done. ”
Asked if he feared any further disciplinary action for Brough from the game’s governing body, Thorman added: “It’s not for me to do their job.
“It’s not for me to do James Child’s job either but I would have a decent crack at it.”