Wakefield Wildcats head coach Richard Agar has made one change to his 19-man squad for Mondays clash with Leeds at Headingley as Frankie Mariano replaces Danny Kirmond.
The new captain damaged his cheekbone and eye socket in the victory over London Broncos which forced him to sit-out the dramatic win over Hull FC but Agar says Kirmond will not be out for too much longer.
“Danny is expected to be out for three weeks since original diagnosis so he will be missing again. Apart from that we came through with a clean bill of health from last week so I wouldn’t envisage too many changes to the team we put out this week.
“We have had a normal weeks training and the boys have been sharp. As you would expect they have a fair amount of buoyancy after the performance and the win we got at the weekend.
“We are in a good frame of mind so it’s been a good week’s preparation and we can keep the 19 that went into the game last weekend minus Danny.”
That means academy products Kyle Trout and Lucas Walshaw retain their place in the squad after playing their part in the Wildcats sixth victory of the season against the Airlie Birds.
The squad in full is:
1. Richard MATHERS
2. Peter FOX
3. Dean COLLIS
4. Vince MELLARS
5. Ben COCKAYNE
6. Isaac JOHN
7. Kyle WOOD
8. Oliver WILKES
10. Andy RALEIGH
11. Ali LAUITIITI
12. Steve SOUTHERN
13. Danny WASHBROOK
14. Paul AITON
15. Kyle AMOR
19. Frankie MARIANO
20. Tim SMITH
22. Kyle TROUT
33. Lucas WALSHAW
34. Paul SYKES
The fixture is a rearranged one from round three due to the Rhinos involvement in the World Club Challenge with the game starting at 8pm at Headingley.
Tickets are still available for the trip to Leeds with ticket prices starting from £20. Travel is also available priced at £5.50 for members and £6.50 for non-members.
Tickets and travel can be booked from either the Ridings Centre Store, Rapid Solicitors Stadium Box Office or by calling 01924 201548 and will go off sale at midday on Monday.
Supporters are reminded that the game is not being shown on Sky Sports.
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