Craig Sandercock admits he is feeling the pressure despite Hull KR's win over Wakefield

Last Updated: 19/05/13 8:40pm

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Craig Sandercock: Under pressure at MS3 Craven Park

Craig Sandercock: Under pressure at MS3 Craven Park

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Hull KR eased the pressure on coach Craig Sandercock with a convincing second-half display in a 44-18 win over Wakefield.

Rovers trailed 18-16 at half-time but five unanswered tries after the break saw them climb into the top eight at the expense of St Helens.

Sandercock's position had been under threat after three defeats on the bounce and he admitted he had been feeling the pressure at MS3 Craven Park.

"It is a little bit stressful, I can't lie to you," Sandercock said. "But I'm here to do a job. I work seven days a week and I work as hard as I can. That's all I can do. It's outside my control.

"I'm here for the players. The players are more important than me. At the moment they're doing the best they can. They're responding well. While the players are happy, then I'm happy.

"We haven't been as bad as you guys have been saying. We knew, if we could be just a bit more disciplined and control the ball a bit more, we'd be in with a chance today.

"We were disappointed with our first half. We gave away possession way too cheaply. We wanted to make sure we completed our sets in the second half and fortunately we did that.

"Keeping them scoreless for the second half was probably the most pleasing part."

Wakefield missed the chance to leapfrog Rovers in the table and coach Richard Agar admits the defeat dealt a blow to their play-off hopes.

"It's at the point in our season when we are still in touch but, if we keep putting in performances like that, our season could go one way," Agar said.

"Today was a good opportunity for us and we were nowhere near tough enough to win that game in the second half.

"We committed more knock-ons and unforced errors today than we have for a long time and it played a massive part in the game.

"We need to show a little bit more resilience and grit when things are going against us."

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