Wildcats head coach Richard Agar has told Wildcats TV his team should not be put off track by the defeat to Huddersfield last weekend as they take on Catalan Dragons later today.
The Wakefield boss will be looking for a third victory of the season at the Stade Gilbert Brutus when the game gets underway this evening, 5pm UK time.
Agar and his team were denied a certain victory over the Giants if it wasn’t for a forward pass in the dying seconds which ruled out a Lee Smith try which would have rounded off a good performance by the hosts.
The Wildcats boss has had time to reflect on last week’s performance at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium while looking ahead to the challenge the French outfit possess.
“I thought overall the commitment and desire in our performance was top drawer. I thought defensively we really improved, obviously from round one but week on week I think our defence has improved.
“We conceded tries at the weekend but I feel not through defensive deficiency, they got two opportunities, one from a free shot play and one from a loose ball pick-up where we had two really big turnarounds that lost the field possession where they scored tries off the back of them.
“We can’t be too put off track by what happened last week, I think we should take the positives, realise that we can’t make so many errors but we have given ourselves plenty to build off.
“I think they are a very big and physical team. We are playing them on their home ground and they’ve been a very formidable outfit over there for a couple of seasons now and there is the extra travel.
“The challenge that we’re going to get from a team that I know will be fairly disappointed with what they turned out last week, not taking anything away from the opposition because they were pretty good. They probably feel they were a little bit under par.”
Agar was speaking to Wildcats TV in a press conference you can see in full HERE where he gives the latest injury update and a more in-depth view on the round 5 fixture.
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