Wakefield Trinity Wildcats prop Michael Korkidas knows that his teammates will face a significant challenge in their last Engage Super League game of the 2010 season against one of his former clubs, Salford City Reds, at the Willows on Sunday (Kick off 3.00pm).
He was assessing the situation as the Wildcats go to Salford having lost their last five games.
“The Reds have some very good players and they’ll be desperate to do well,” he said. “Some of the guys will be leaving on while others will be retiring so they’ll want to finish the season on a winning note.
“But so do we. We had a great first half of the season but were very disappointed with what happened in the second half of 2010.
“We also have blokes who will be leaving the club and they too will want to do well so that they have some happy memories.
“Our boys also want to give Jason Demetriou a good send off from the Wildcats.
“He’s finishing with Wakefield after the game and he’s been such a great servant to Trinity that it would be great if we could give him a win to finish his career with this club.”
Head Coach John Kear said: “Nobody, neither the coaches nor players, are happy with our finishing position in this year’s competition, and a good performance in this game would give everybody a major lift.
“We’re very grateful for the support that the Wakefield fans have given us through what has been a very difficult season.
“And we’d all like to win at Salford for those fans that have backed us all the way through 2010.
“It’ll be a tough game for us because Salford too will want to give their fans a win but we’re going to the Willows having worked hard in training and ready to mount a serious challenge.”