Experience has been a problem, say Titans

By Paul Rickett | 23/02/2017

Experience has been a problem, say Titans
Tough stuff from Saturday's defeat against Bedford.

HEAD coach Justin Burnell says that Titans could suffering the effect of a lack of experience at Championship level.

As the club prepares for Sunday’s toughie at Cornish Pirates, Burnell is looking for a swift response following last week’s implosion againt Bedford.

He’s spent the week dissecting the 36-21 beating on home soil and believes that the unrelenting pressure in the Championship is having an impact.

“It is difficult because obviously ability comes into the element and then there’s the concentration factor,” he said.

“It’s the first year in the Championship for a lot of these boys and they’re going to make mistakes because that’s what we are; we’re not Irish or Leeds or Ealing where we can go out and spend big money on experienced players with proven track records.

“We have to work within the means we have.”

Burnell will finalise his side tomorrow for Sunday’s trip to the Mennaye Field to face a Pirates side which thrashed Leeds at Headingley last weekend.

“It will be tough but we have to be ready for everything that’s thrown at us. We will want a response from the players,” he added.

Kick off in Cornwall is 3pm.

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