Wakefield Wildcats: Wildcats coming good at right time

James Webster
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wakefield trinity Wildcats are coming good at the right time, coach James Webster believes.

Sunday’s 46-10 win over Hull, exactly two weeks before Wildcats’ First Utility Super League opener at Castleford Tigers, was a huge confidence-booster and Webster reflected: “It was a good result and we played well.

“We have improved in each of our friendlies and that’s what we’ve been trying to do.

“We’re not kidding ourselves, Hull rested quite a few players, but in saying that, both teams used 23.

“Other than the two who are injured, we used every single player over the weekend, either in the under-19s or the first team, which was pleasing and we looked more like a team.

“We have struggled a bit, but over the last couple of weeks we’ve been starting to build a bit more coming up towards our first game.”

Webster said Wildcats came through with no serious injury concerns and he is hoping casualties Matty Ashurst and Ian Kirke will both be able to return to training this week.

Wildcats have one more trial match, against Huddersfield Giants, which is due to be played at Huddersfield YMCA on Friday afternoon (1.30pm).

Webster said he will use the fixture to look at some under-19s players, plus others who have not had much game time in pre-season.