A WEEK without a game has been good for Wakefield Trinity, coach Chris Chester says.
Trinity, who have not played since a 14-12 win over Salford Red Devils 11 days ago, return to Betfred Super League action on Saturday when they visit Catalans Dragons.
Wakefield are aiming for a third successive win and will be facing a team who have lost three their Super League games so far, including a 23-4 drubbing at Hull KR last weekend.
“We trained well last week,” Chester reported. We gave the boys Sunday and Monday off and we’re back in [today].
“We’ve been able to get plenty of work into them, but some of the boys who’ve been struggling with injuries have been able to get off their feet for a few days so it has been good having this time off.”
Chester confirmed Trinity have a clean bill of health, other than hooker Tyler Randell.
He suffered a knee injury in the Boxing Day loss to Leeds Rhinos and has yet to play this season, but the coach confirmed: “We are expecting him back by round six.
“We have got to be happy with the squad we’ve got to choose from. We also had a reserve grade game against Halifax last week and with not having a Super League game that fell at a really good time.”
Trinity have things to work on from the Salford game, Chester admitted.
He said: “Defensively Salford were very good and they picked a really big team and we struggled for the majority of the second half just containing their middles. We weren’t great, but maybe it’s a sign of a good side when you have still got another two or three gears to go through, but you pick up results.”