Wakefield Wildcats: It’s a great start but there’s a long way to go – Webster

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COACH JAMES Webster is pleased with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats’ start to the season, but admits there’s still a long way to go.

Wakefield made it two wins from two with a 44-24 demolition of Hull KR yesterday and Webster said: “I’d be happy if it was round 23 now.

Ali Lauitiiti is tackled by Ryan Bailey.

Ali Lauitiiti is tackled by Ryan Bailey.

“I remember one year when I was at Rovers (Hull KR) and we won our first four and then lost seven in a row.

“We won’t fall in love with ourselves just yet, but we’ve improved.”

Of yesterday, Webster said: “I thought we kept inviting them back into the game.

“I thought if we put our foot on the pedal from the start we could have blown them away. The game was in the balance until 15 minutes to go and I thought we could have put them away a lot earlier than that.

“The encouraging side of that is we still have a lot of improvement in us.

“Realistically we need to improve still, but I am very happy.”

Winger Chris Riley and stand-off Jacob Miller – who were both released by other clubs last year – each scored a hat-trick for Wildcats

“Chris Riley’s a great player,” Webster said. “We are really lucky we were able to get him.

“I was really surprised last year when Warrington let him come on loan. He was brilliant last year and he’s started this season the same.”

He added: “I’m happy for Jacob. Things didn’t work out for him at Hull FC and he came here for a chance.

“He’s got a couple of things to work on, but he’s got speed – which we didn’t have last year – and we’re starting to score some tries from good length.”