posted on 1 July 2013

Wakefield winger Ben Cockayne is in a positive mood ahead of Monday’s important Super League fixture against Hull FC.

Ben Cockayne's knows the Wildcats will face a tough test against the Black and Whites.

Big wins against Salford and London have given the squad a much needed boost ahead of the final nine games of the season as the Wildcats aim to repeat their end of season heroics of 2012.

You can listen to the full interview with the former Hull KR man HERE as he looks ahead to Monday’s match at the KC Stadium.

“We’re in a positive frame of mind at the minute on the back of two wins, we all know that when Wakefield plays well as a team we can match anybody, especially offensively.

“Hull will be a little bit wary of us and so they should be, but we’re under no illusions how much of a tough task it is going to be.”

Trinity are now just four points of the playoff places with a game in hand, a position not too different to last season as Richard Agar’s men won seven consecutive matches to reach the playoffs.

The 29-year-old believes that the team are in a good position but will need to keep winning in order to stand any chance of finishing in the top eight this time round.

“There is a good battle going on between ourselves, Widnes, Bradford, Hull KR and St Helens who are all in the mix, so we’ve got to do something similar to what we did last year.

“We’re still in a good position so if we keep playing well and performing like we have done the last couple of weeks we’re in with a chance.

“Last year gives us that confidence that we can go on and do it again, but we know as a team that if we play well we can give anyone a good game, it’s just a case of us putting it together each week for the rest of the season.”

It has also been quite a year for Cockayne himself who was called into England’s 30-man elite training squad in March after showing superb form for the Wildcats.

Despite not making the squad for the Exiles game, Wakefield’s number 5 still hasn’t given up on making England’s World Cup squad but knows he needs a strong finish to this season in order to achieve that.

“I think I have had probably my best year to date as far as Super League is concerned, I had a little bit of dip in form where I put two poor performances together but other than that I have been reasonably happy.

“Getting named in that 30-man England squad was probably the biggest achievement of my career so that is spurring me on, so I’m hopeful that I can keep pushing on for a place in the squad at the end of the year.”

Tickets and travel for the Wildcats next game away to Hull FC on Monday are available now so don’t miss out as the team aim to make it three wins in a row.

Tickets are priced at £23 for adults, £19 for concessions and £12 for juniors, coach travel is available at £9 for members and £10 for non-members.

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