Wakefield Trinity: Healthy squad gives Chester selection poser

Chris Chester.
Chris Chester.
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LONG-TERM CASUALTIES Dean Hadley and Mitch Allgood could be available for Wakefield Trinity’s home derby against Leeds Rhinos on Saturday.

Allgood has not played since Easter Monday and Hadley, who is on loan from Hull, has missed Trinity’s last five games.

Wakefield's Dean Hadley.

Wakefield's Dean Hadley.

Bill Tuopu, Scott Grix and Danny Kirmond could also feature after being rested for the 34-24 win at Salford Red Devils two days ago and coach Chris Chester admitted he will have some tough decisions to make this week.

“They are both in contention,” Chester said of Allgood and Hadley.

“Mitch had a broken bone in his hand and Dean was a fractured cheekbone/jaw.

“It will be nice to have them both back. They were both playing really well before they got injured, but it is a bit of a selection dilemma.

Mitch Allgood.

Mitch Allgood.

“It gives us an opportunity to rotate a few people. Matty Ashurst has played a lot of games, as has Craig Huby and people like that.

“They have had a lot of game time over the last few weeks so it gives us an opportunity to rest them if we need to.

“There will be a few changes this week, but not drastic ones. It is a big local derby and it’s one we want to win.”

Hadley has played 10 times for Trinity since his loan move in March. The arrangement has now been extended for another month and Chester said: “That’s great news for us.

“He is a good kid and he can fill in a number of positions.

“He has played back-row and also a couple of games at nine.

“He has been a great addition to what is already a strong squad.”

Trinity came through the game at Salford with no major new injuries and Chester has given his players several days off before they resume training tomorrow.