Play­ers must keep the faith

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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.”

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