posted on 17 August 2013

Head coach Richard Agar says the club should reflect on how far it has come since the start of last season as the team look to finish the campaign on a high, starting this Sunday against St Helens.

Richard Agar has called on the Wildcats to show the trademarks of the side that have seen them come a long way in the last two seasons.

Recent defeats against Bradford and Warrington have shattered Trinity’s play-off dreams as the squad looked to repeat their amazing feat of last season in making the top eight.

However, the Wildcats boss refused to see the season as a disappointment and focused on the massive progress the team has made since they came together at the start of 2012.

“We feel that as a club and as a team, from where we started last year, where we were in a tough situation, as a group of players we have rallied round to become a very united team who are very spirited and very committed.

“We are in a position now where the play-offs look beyond our reach and we feel it is important to us, as a group, that we try and uphold all the qualities and all the good things that we have stood for in the last 18 months.”

The Wildcats take on St Helens this weekend before their final two matches away at Huddersfield and at home to local rivals Castleford Tigers on the final day.

Agar has underlined the importance of keeping spirits high in the squad by going out and picking up the maximum number of points available in the remaining matches.

“It’s important over these last three games that we stick together and, as I say, uphold some of the qualities that we feel have become trademarks for us. People will probably change their opinion now on where Wakefield was 18 months ago.

“We want to try and make sure we finish the season strong, with pride and as high up the ladder with as many points as we possibly can.”

Saints travel to the Rapid Solicitors in great form having won their last four matches as they look to avenge last year’s 33-32 defeat they suffered to the Wildcats.

Agar says he is more than aware of the threat they pose, especially with the great form they are in but he believes his Wakefield team can more than match them this Sunday.

“I thought they had a really good morale boosting win over Wigan which has transformed their season. There timing their run really well so it will be a tough game.

“We had a really good contest with them down here last year but we feel if we get our game right for long enough periods, as I think we have proven enough times, we can challenge most teams.”

Tickets for Sunday’s game are priced at £20 adults and £12 juniors. Visit the Wildcats retail outlets at either the Rapid Solicitors Stadium or Ridings Centre Store or alternatively call 01924 201548.

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