Wildcats prop forward Kyle Amor is eager to bounce back to winning ways and ahead of Sunday’s home clash against Warrington he says the team are fully prepared for the challenge in front of them.
Wakefield’s last victory came against Castleford on Good Friday which has been followed by defeats against Hull FC and Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium to leave the Wildcats 11th on the Super League ladder.
The Wolves aren’t in the best form themselves after losing four of their last seven outings, including defeat at Headingley Carnegie against the Rhinos last week.
You can listen to the Cumbrian’s full pre-match press conference HERE where he looks ahead to facing Tony Smith’s men.
“They are a good quality side and we’re fully prepared for everything they are going to throw at us and we’ve been working on that over the last few days,” said Amor.
“They are a side full of threats and we will try and contain them as much as we can and hopefully put a good performance in. They will be looking to bounce back and pick up their form so we’ll look to try and put the best performance we can in and hopefully give them a good game.”
There is no reason why it shouldn’t be a good game either after the spirited performance against Wigan last week where Trinity scored the highest number of points against the Warriors than any team so far this term.
Richard Agar’s men could have been much further up the table after 10 games after failing to beat Salford, Huddersfield and Catalan when in good positions as well as taking a 10-0 lead against Hull on Easter Monday. Amor says the next few weeks are crucial to the Wildcats season.
“We’ve missed out on a couple of close games and if we had those points then we’d have been looking a bit further up the table but we haven’t picked them up.
“I think now over these next few weeks there’s going to be a couple of games that we should target and get the two points in. Hopefully we can put a good performance in and take it forward into those games we could and should be winning.”
Justin Poore is suspended for the visit of Warrington while vice-captain Richard Mathers will also miss out against his former club due to a combination of a ruptured testicle and ankle injury.
Amor is adamant the team will still have enough quality to cope without the influential Mathers while admitting he has plenty of improvement in his game moving forward.
“We have got a lot of cover with people like Lee Smith who can pretty much cover the whole back line and we’ve got back-rowers that can cover props and also loose forwards as well, so we’ve got a good mix. It’s just a case now of those injuries we had are behind us and we can work together and try and build some continuity now.
“I still think I’m a bit off from where I want to be, I thought I finished the year quite strongly last year and I felt I’ve been a bit inconsistent.
“In each training session and each game I play I’m looking to build and keep positive and like I say, we have a good group around us so everyone is really egging each other on to do their best every day.”
The full interview with Amor can be listened to on the Wildcats Sound Cloud account HERE where he also gives reaction to drawing Hemel Stags in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup amongst a more in-depth preview to Sunday’s fixture.
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