Wakefield: Anderson on brink of return for Wildcats

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wakefield trinity Wildcats could welcome back Australian prop Scott Anderson for Thursday’s game at Hull KR.

Anderson has not played since suffering a knee injury in Wildcats’ round three loss at Widnes Vikings, a result which began their current run of 10 successive First Utility Super League defeats.

Wakefield coach James Webster was due to name an initial 19-man squad today and he said: “Scott is back in training and I am hoping he will play.

“We have really missed him. “

Full-back Craig Hall could also feature, after missing last Friday’s trip to St Helens due to an Achilles problem, but Webster added: “I am not sure if Danny Washbrook will play.

“He is probably more doubtful than yes. He got a rib cartilage injury against Wigan. He had two injections and it didn’t really work.

“We are going to try and see if we can find a way of fixing it, but if not I doubt he will play.

“Jon Molloy is a doubt as well. He was hurt in training (yesterday). That’s a hamstring problem.”

Despite the 44-4 result at St Helens, Webster felt there were some encouraging signs for his team, who are now five points adrift at the foot of the table.

“For large periods we went all right,” he said.

“We just didn’t get hold of the ball for two separate periods of 10 minutes each, which I have never seen before.

“We fluffed a try in the first set of the second half and we didn’t touch the ball again until there were 28 minutes to go.

“In the first half they had 10 sets to our five at the start of the game.

“We’ve not been good enough to back up from set-to-set. That has been our main problem and until we fix it up we’ll continue to struggle.”