Willie Poching picks out Wakefield Trinity's shining light in Huddersfield Giants defeat

Willie Poching picked out young winger Lewis Murphy as the shining light in Wakefield Trinity’s disappointing defeat to Huddersfield Giants.

Trinity appeared to be on course for a welcome win when Murphy scored a scintillating try after the half-time hooter to make it 12-4.

But Poching’s men were kept scoreless in the second half on their way to a fifth loss in a row.

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Poching took solace in Murphy’s dazzling performance in an otherwise forgettable game.

Lewis Murphy's spectacular finish crowned a stunning try. (Picture: SWPix.com)

“Young Lewis Murphy was a great positive for us,” said the Wakefield head coach.

“His performance indicated that he belongs here, or is setting himself up to be a Super League player.

“He grew in leaps and bounds. He’s starting to get some tactical awareness of using his strengths.

“He’s not the biggest winger so needs to use his speed and his agility. He’s starting to do that and starting to find himself.

Lewis Murphy is mobbed by his Wakefield team-mates after scoring against Huddersfield. (Picture: SWPix.com)

“He’s got a fair bit of work ahead of him to become a week in, week out Super League player but he was a shining light for us.”

Trinity have two and a half weeks to prepare for their next fixture against Toulouse Olympique, a luxury after a gruelling period that saw the club play four games in 14 days.

Poching will aim to restore belief leading into what has become an important match.

“We’ve got to use it wisely to sharpen our sword again," he said.

“The schedule of late has just meant we’re patching them up and rolling a team out, but that doesn’t excuse us from the performance we put in.

“The personnel we had out there was better than that. I’ve got to do my job as a coach and the leader of it to get that right.

“We have had times this year where we execute well. We’ve got to get ourselves some confidence to go along with that.”