WIN A BIG CONFIDENCE BOOST, SAYS AITON

posted on 2 July 2013

Wildcats hooker Paul Aiton says the dramatic win at the KC Stadium last night can only improve morale in the Wakefield camp going into the last eight games of the season.

Paul Aiton says the win over Hull FC was good for the confidence of the Wildcats.

The 27-26 victory made it three wins in a row for Trinity who got revenge for their Challenge Cup exit at the hands of Hull FC earlier in the season.

It was a particularly pleasing night for the Wildcats number 9 who returned from suspension with a bang and the Papua New Guinea star says that the team’s two previous wins helped them to victory.

“I’ve been out for a couple of weeks because of my suspension so it was a great game to come back into, it was a tough game.

“It’s a good thing that we just kept at it, many a team would have probably given up but we just kept going so well done to the boys for that.

“I think for any team two wins on the trot gives you that bit of confidence, it helps any side and I think it has helped us a little.”

The form of Danny Kirmond has been catching the eye of many over the past few weeks and the second-rower put in another heroic performance again last night, overcoming several injuries to help the Wildcats to victory.

The former Cronulla man was full of praise for the Wakefield skipper and also paid tribute to the fans following what turned out to be a night to remember at the KC Stadium.

“Danny was down and I thought he was gone but he has been leading by example and he really is great for us, especially leading us round the park.

“Our fans were loud compared to the Hull fans, there were so many Hull fans but you could hear the Wakefield fans over the top of them so it was unreal.”

Overall it was a pleasing night for Aiton himself as well as the team and the 28-year-old believes taking things on a weekly basis is the key to success for the remainder of the season.

“The week off for myself really helped, I think I was just a little bit off my game fitness but I lasted just about 80 so I was pretty happy with that. All my niggling injuries are also back to normal so I’m feeling pretty good.

“You see things in the big picture but we have just got to worry about week to week and this should give us a bit more confidence for next week.”

You can watch the full interview with the PNG skipper HERE.

You can get tickets for the Wildcats next home game against Widnes on Monday by visiting the Wildcats retail outlets at either the Rapid Solicitors Stadium or Ridings Centre Store or alternatively call 01924 201548.

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