Wakefield head coach Richard Agar has told Wildcats TV Salford have signs of promise ahead of their visit of the Rapid Solicitors Stadium tomorrow, kick-off 3.30pm.
The City Reds have no permanent head coach in place for this weekend as Phil Vievers was relieved of his duties after a 38-4 home defeat by London Broncos. Alan Hunte will take charge of the Lancashire based outfit tomorrow as they look to recover after a turbulent few months.
Dr Marwan Koukash saved Salford earlier this year and has already showed his ambition to propel his club into the Super League limelight. The club continue to be in the headlines which included the sacking of Veivers and Agar admits wary of Salford.
“When anybody changes a coach you usually see it as a reaction or a spurt in form. The players feel a little bit guilty about what’s gone on but I’m not sure in this case.
“I’m not too sure what more they would have expected of Phil. I think the statement from the club about results speak for themselves I think they are kidding a little bit.
“If the new management wants to change a coach then that’s the new owners prerogative and I think everybody respects and understands that if they want their own people in then they will do that and more than entitled to do that.
“I’m expected for them to come well prepared. They have got some signs of promise that we’ve seen, I’m not sure that the score line necessarily reflected the game last week when they played London. They scored four tries from kicks and obviously they count but what I’m saying is they didn’t perhaps dominate the game as the score line suggested.
“We’re expecting a tough game and we’ve had two tough games and come out marginally on the wrong side in the last few minutes in a very tough way over the last two weeks. We need to make sure emotionally we show the right responses ourselves and make sure that the toughness we’ve played over the last two weeks we can back that up again, if we do that then we’ll be ok.”
You can watch the full press conference with Agar HERE where he speaks in-depth on the inclusion of Wildcats star Ben Cockayne in the England squad amongst other crucial issues. The Wakefield boss gives the team news for the weekend while previewing the round six encounter in much greater detail.
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