Wakefield Wildcats: Captain Kirmond’s season cut short

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the season could be over for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats captain Danny Kirmond.

The second-rower was due to feature against Salford Red Devils two days ago, but pulled out before the match due to a knee problem and is set to miss the final two games of Wildcats’ First Utility Super League campaign.

Coach James Webster said: “We think it’s cartilage.

“He will see a specialist as soon as possible to see if whatever’s gone on will require surgery.

“If that’s the case, he won’t play again this year.

“If it’s something that can get fixed by itself he will play, but I don’t think that’s likely.”

Webster added: “Dean Collis picked up a knock and came off.

“We will find out more soon, but hopefully he will be okay.”

Webster was delighted with the 42-6 win which will send Wildcats into Sunday’s derby at Castleford Tigers in good heart.

“The boys played really well,” he said.

“We used the ball extremely well, a lot different to how I have seen us use it this year.

“We scored some fantastic tries and it was very pleasing.”

Webster added: “I think we are making progress.

“If we can play like that every week it will give us a chance to be competitive around the eighth spot.

“I was happy for the boys and happy for the club and it was good timing with season tickets going on sale this week.”

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