SHOCKED BOSS James Webster offered reasons for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats’ 80-0 humiliation at Warrington Wolves, but no excuses.
“First of all, full credit to Warrington,” Webster said after the 14-try rout.
“I thought they were outstanding and showed what a good side they are.
“For us, it’s disappointing. I can’t offer too many excuses, we were outmatched in certain areas.
“The players are embarrassed and rightly so. We were totally outclassed.”
Trying to explain his side’s capitulation – after they trailed only 6-0 at the end of the first quarter – he added: “We spoke [after the game] about why it happened. We need to find some answers. This club has found it hard over the last three years with any type of early turnarounds. Over six weeks, we haven’t had a seven-day turnaround. We find it hard to find some energy. I hate looking for excuses, but over the last month we’ve spent I think two hours as a team training together – for the simple reason I don’t have enough people to fulfil training.”
Wildcats’ next game is on Friday at home to Kingstone Press Championship side Halifax in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup. Webster said: “That is a massive game for us. You have got to be as positive as you can.
“I can’t change [Saturday’s] result, as much as I’d like to. What I can change is how we prepare and the mindset going into Halifax.
“I want to win against Halifax, we need to win against Halifax and all my energy and resources will go into us preparing as best we can for Halifax.”
Webster said injury victims Jon Molloy, Ian Kirke and Chris Annakin “may” be available for Friday’s tie.