Lee Douglas: The players need to want it as much as the supporters

Scarborough RUFC coach Lee Douglas' weekly column
Scarborough RUFC coach Lee Douglas' weekly column

It is time for our players to realise that talent isn’t enough - commitment to training is also a huge part of it as well.

They have to decide if they can commit to training on a Tuesday and Thursday before playing in the game on a Saturday.

That doesn’t seem to be a problem in most parts of the country, but it is a a big one at Scarborough RUFC.

Times will change though, I am now only selecting my team from the lads who show up for training on a regular basis.

The commitment in training reflects how you perform on the park and I personally am very disappointed with where we are in the Yorkshire One table at present.

Only the guys can put it right and show that it means as much to them as it does the fans on the touchline and the backroom staff of the club.

We made a decent start to the season, but I think we have got too complacent.

It is imporatnt that we get back to winning ways now and start looking up that division rather than lying in mid-table.

Saturday may have been a derby game, but you just have to hold your hands up and say that Malton were too good for us on the day.

We didn’t have an answer, they were a good team and you can’t take that away from them.

My guys made a fist of it, scoring a try towards the end, but I think that is the first time this season that I can say we were outplayed.

You can take heart from the fact that malton said that this was the best they have played all season and that we did put the effort in.

Confidence isn’t a problem for us, we don’t suffer with it, we have to move that result to one side and push on against a strong Middlesbrough side on Saturday.

There is a lot more to come from my team.