Wildcats captain Danny Kirmond is fit to face Widnes Vikings on Monday after head coach Richard Agar revealed positive news on his injured finger.
The second-rower picked up the injury in the second-half of the game at the KC Stadium after a collision in defence with a Hull FC player.
However the Wildcats boss explained that the injury is not serious enough to keep the former Featherstone man out of the team For Monday’s big game.
“It’s terrific news on him, he may not need an operation and if he does we can put it off until the end of the season. So as long as pain allows and he’s comfortable with it, which he is, we’re not going to lose him.
“So that’s a right bonus, we came out of Monday’s game thinking that we might lose Justin on that tackle, albeit for a week or so, and we thought we were going to lose Kirmo potentially for the rest of the season, so it’s terrific news for us that both guys are clear to play this week.”
The 27-year-old has been in the form of his life leading the team forward and setting a fine example, putting in performances of the highest standard on a weekly basis.
Agar could only sing the praises of his captain who has come a long way since joining the club permanently from Huddersfield Giants at the start of 2012.
“Ben Crooks ran the length of the field the other night where he picked the ball up on his own line and Danny Kirmond chased him from the other end of the field and almost got to him in the in-goal area.
“That typifies the attitude, spirit and leadership he is playing with at the moment. I’ve said it before lots of times – the captaincy has impacted on his game in a massive way.
“We do feel he possibly wasn’t an 80 minute player when he came to the club but that was the challenge we laid down to him, it has took us a while to get there but we do believe he is priceless.”
This news means that the Wildcats are near enough full strength for Monday’s game with Taulima Tautai the only player out, with Agar revealing that he expects him to return for the first game against Leeds on Friday 19th July.
You can see Kirmond lead out the team against Widnes on Monday by purchasing your tickets priced at just £11 adults and £6 juniors, with a pound from each ticket sold going to Heart Research UK.
Visit the Wildcats retail outlets at either the Rapid Solicitors Stadium or Ridings Centre Store or alternatively call 01924 201548. Don’t miss out!
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