SUPER LEAGUE recruit Kyle Trout will give Hunslet Hawks a mid-season lift, coach Barry Eaton says.
Trout joined the Hawks this week on loan from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and is due to remain at the club for the rest of the year. Eaton said Trout is “likely” to make his debut in tomorrow’s Kingstone Press Championship four-pointer at struggling Whitehaven (3pm).
“We’ve spoken at length about how we work and how we play,” Eaton said.
“He knows a few of the boys and he played with Andy Kain at Featherstone last year, so there’s no dramas about him settling in.
“He is a robust, tough, uncompromising player and he’s just what we need at this time. He will freshen the squad up.”
Tomorrow’s game is a key one for both teams, according to Eaton.
Hawks began the weekend in eighth spot in the table, just two points clear of second-bottom Whitehaven.
He said: “There’s still a long way to go – we’re not even half way through the season yet – but it’s an important fixture. We’re playing a team that’s below us in the table and it’s always a tough place to go. The facilities aren’t the best and that can play a part.
“Getting the mental side right is as important as preparing for the performance.”