Agar backs Wakefield Wildcats to reach Super League play-offs

Richard Agar.
Richard Agar.
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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats coach Richard Agar has backed his side to show the mental fortitude needed to reach the Super League play-offs.

On the back of five consecutive wins, they are currently the form team in the competition.

Just when it matters most, it has thrust them from nowhere on to the fringes of the top eight.

If Bradford Bulls lose against Hull FC this evening and Wakefield prosper at home to Widnes Vikings tomorrow night, they will replace Bulls in the play-off places with just one game to go.

Obviously, Wildcats will also know just what they need to do before facing bottom-paced Widnes but Agar said: “Whichever way the Bradford-Hull game goes it will give us its own motivation.

“I think if Hull do manage to get the spoils then we can see it’s all there for us and, at the same time, if Bradford win it puts the onus on us even more.

“But I think we’ve had situations like that for the last couple of weeks and we’ve handled them okay. “

Given Agar signed 17 new players ahead of this his first season at Wakefield since leaving Hull FC, the subsequent returns have prompted many to rate him as Super League Coach of the Year.

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