Play­ers have taken time to gel but we’re look­ing for­ward to 2017

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Life - BY GEOFF LIGHT­FOOT

WATER­LOO re­turn to ac­tion this Satur­day at Hull and fol­low­ing a cred­itable per­for­mance, de­spite the de­feat at home to Billing­ham in their fi­nal game of 2016, they will travel with some con­fi­dence, es­pe­cially if the two week break has re­stored aching limbs and joints.

“We are hop­ing to be able to se­lect from a fully fit squad for the first time this sea­son”, said di­rec­tor of rugby Steve Wood.

“We lost a lot of play­ers over the close sea­son, in fact at one stage we had no font row at all! We have had to recruit and be­gan our cam­paign with al­most a com­pletely new side.

“They are young and en­thu­si­as­tic but have taken some time to gel but we are get­ting there and I feel very pos­i­tive about 2017.

“Our last game at home to Billing­ham showed that we can com­pete with the best in this league and al­though we lost to a penalty try in the clos­ing min­utes we have taken a lot of pos­i­tives from our over­all per­for­mance. We gave the play­ers some time off but they have come back to train­ing as en­thu­si­as­tic as ever and are ready to fight for our sta­tus in this league.”

Water­loo in ac­tion and (in­set) Steve Wood

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