Wildcats head coach Richard Agar has made just one change to his 19-man squad from the 31-30 victory over Hull KR two weeks ago ahead of the crunch clash with Widnes Vikings on Sunday evening (kick-off: 6.45pm).
Trinity’s Super League ever presents Peter Fox, Danny Washbrook and Kyle Wood are set to continue their run leading into the penultimate league fixture of the season after having a week off. Agar himself says the rest was needed at this stage of the season.
Matt James has come into the squad in place of youngster Danny Cowling in the only change from the squad named ahead of the win over Rovers.
“I think last week enabled us to back off a couple of guys and give them the required rest and let one or two bumps and bruises come out of them,” said Agar.
“It also gave us opportunity to work and refresh on a couple of things that we needed to and we haven’t touched on in a while with not having a game. We had a good weekend off and we trained as usual this week and obviously everybody is looking forward to this weekend and we have practiced really sharply,” said Agar.
The 19-man squad in full is:
1. Richard Mathers
2. Peter Fox
3. Dean Collis
5. Ben Cockayne
6. Isaac John
7. Kyle Wood
8. Oliver Wilkes
9. Andy Ellis
10. Andy Raleigh
11. Ali Lauitiiti
13. Danny Washbrook
15. Kyle Amor
16. Paul Johnson
17. Danny Kirmond (c)
19. Frankie Mariano
20. Tim Smith
25. Matt James
34. Paul Sykes
35. Lee Smith
It’s the final home game of 2012 and the last chance to make your support count on home turf as the Wildcats look to make it six wins in a row and take the race for the play-offs into the final weekly round.
Fans have been snapping up their tickets this week, with many Gold Members taking the opportunity to use their ‘Bring a Friend for Free’ ticket found in the back of their membership booklet and introducing someone new to the excitement of a matchday at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.
Make sure you’re there to cheer on the boys who will thank-you for your support throughout this year at the end of the game.
Tickets can be bought from the Ridings Centre, the Rapid Solicitors Stadium Box Office, by calling 01924 201548/211611 or online.
Meanwhile, Kieran Hyde has left the Wildcats to join French side Villeneuve for their season which starts in September. Everyone at the club wishes Kieran all the best in his new challenge.
This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.