Hunslet Hawks: Coyle won’t make radical changes

James Coyle.
James Coyle.
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NEW BOSS James Coyle says he won’t be making wholesale changes to Hunslet RLFC’s squad.

Coyle took over from Matt Bramald following last week’s final game of the season, after the club decided not to renew previous coach Matt Bramald’s contract.

Hunslet, who were relegated last year, finished seventh in the Kingstone Press League One Super-8s, but Coyle said said he is keen to give a chance to the existing squad.

“I think we have to look at retaining the players who have shown they deserve to stay at the club and want to move forward with us,” he said.

“I think the squad as a whole is really, really strong and the location is great for attracting players.

“Even if the budget is a little tight we’ve got other benefits about being part of Hunslet. It’s an attractive place to come.”

Coyle was a member of the Hunslet team which won promotion to the Championship in 2013.

He added: “In terms of bringing people in, we’re not going to bring people in for the sake of bringing them in when we’ve already got lads here who can do a job.

“Should we get a bit more funding from the commercial side of the club then we’ll look to strengthen where we need to, but it won’t be to the detriment of the good players we’ve already got.”