Wildcats winger Peter Fox wants to use today’s performance over Featherstone as a start point to build some positive momentum going into the new season.
Wakefield put in a sharp first half showing against Championship side Featherstone to put the result of the game to bed by half-time. Enforced personnel and positional changes in the second half saw the home side lose some of their impetus but Trinity still ran out comfortable winners.
With two final trial matches to come away to St. Helens and Doncaster, Fox says he and his teammates want to go into the first game against Bradford Bulls with confidence.
“We’ve had a year together now so we all know what the processes are, what Rich expects from us and what we expect from each other. It’s just a case of sharpening up and executing a bit better than w have done and building some momentum into the season.
“Saints were one of the hardest teams we played against. With it being Jon Wilkins’ testimonial they’re all going to want to play and I don’t think anything’s a friendly now because we want to go into the season confident.”
Sunday’s victory came on the back of a warm weather training camp in Portugal this week where the Wildcats squad were put through their paces with double sessions in what Richard agar described as the biggest week of pre-season so far.
The England international thinks the Wildcats will reap the rewards from the intense field sessions.
“We’ve trained a lot this week, probably more than usual a week before a game. But I think we got a lot out of it and it was a really good trip. We got the good weather there and got through some good training.
“It makes a massive difference. A lot of the times because of the rain we can’t get on the pitch so we’ve had to do a lot of gym sessions. We crammed a lot of field sessions in and it’s going to pay off hopefully.”
Fox got on the score sheet with a well taken try in the first half and says he’s feeling in great physical condition as the start of Super League rapidly approaches.
“I’m feeling really good and I’m probably in the best shape I’ve been in.
“Obviously it’s different to match fitness but getting a couple of games under my belt will help. Other than getting the whack to the head where I had to go off it was enjoyable to play.”
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