Home games crucial if Wildcats are to prosper – Godinet

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WORLD CUP star Pita Godinet believes the pressure remains on Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, but a nap hand of home games could change their season around.

Last Friday’s 18-10 victory over bottom club London Broncos put an eight-point buffer between Wildcats and First Utility Super League’s relegation zone.

But champions and current league leaders Wigan Warriors visit Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Sunday - for the second of Wakefield’s five successive matches in front of their own fans - and Godinet insisted every point is still precious.

“We can’t relax,” said the Samoa Test hooker/half-back.

“You never know, teams below us could get a string of wins and all of a sudden they are matching us. We have got to take it week by week, starting this Sunday.

“Hopefully we can get back-to-back wins.

“The season hasn’t gone our way, but everything can change from here on in.

“We have still got 11 games left and if we string a couple of wins together you never know, we could come close to making the top-eight.

“We have got five home games in a row and it will be massive for us if we get a couple of wins.

“We have got a huge fan base here, they have been behind us all year and it is good to play at home.”

Wildcats trailed for much of the game against London - who have yet to win this season - and Godinet accepts they will need to be much better on Sunday.

He said: “The conditions against London meant we had to change our game plan throughout the game and we didn’t really play our best. They probably played better in the conditions, but we just happened to get away with the two points.

“I think for this week our mindset is to back it up and come in with the right attitude and effort.

“Any win will give you confidence and it’s just a matter of backing it up. That will be a good challenge for us against Wigan.

“They are running pretty good, they are a tight unit and a good team.

“But we will be trying to get them back from earlier in the year, when they gave us a hiding at their home ground.

“We have probably got to train the hardest we have ever trained this week.

“Whatever team we field, we have got to go out there and give 100 per cent and hopefully come out with the result.”

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