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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Thackray confident Workington Town will hit back in South Wales

Ex-Super League star Jamie Thackray is backing his talented Workington Town team-mates to get back on track in South Wales this weekend.

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Jamie Thackray

Thackray, who has been one of the club’s top performers so far this season, says there is plenty of talent in the Town ranks and they just need to get the ‘little things’ right.

“Everyone was disappointed with last week.

“We probably played as poor as we could and Oldham played as well as they could.

“And they still only just beat us so that proves we can go a long way if we sort the little things out,” said Thackray.

“We’ve just got to start controlling the ball a bit better and work on the little things.

“I think we maybe thought we just had to turn up and we would win but that’s not going to happen, its going to be tight all the way through, as Barrow found out at the Crusaders last weekend.”

Thackray admitted it would be tough in South Wales on Sunday, and pointed out some of his former Barrow team-mates as danger men.

“South Wales have got some good players and have brought some in on dual reg from Wigan,” he added.

“Jamie Rooney and Nathan Mossop are both really good players and they have a good coach in Dave Clark. I rate him very highly and I’m sure he will have them well drilled.”

He added that a number of his team-mates have the potential to follow in his footsteps and make it at Super League level.

“There are some good players at Town, three or four that I think could play Super League,” he said.

“I think Brett Phillips and Daniel Rooney are going to be really good players and I rate Brett Carter very highly.

“Graeme Mattinson at hooker could easily make a step up and Elliott Miller is talented. I have been impressed by a lot of the players and when we get the likes of Peter Lupton back it will make a difference.

“At the end of the day we can only move on from last weekend.”

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