posted on 3 August 2013

With just five games to go Wakefield head coach Richard Agar believes the season now comes down to a penalty shoot-out with the team who posts the most wins making the playoffs.

Richard Agar is relishing the play-off shootout.

Trinity currently lie ninth in the Super League table sandwiched between Bradford and Hull FC, with the Humberside club currently occupying that all important final playoff spot.

The Wildcats boss says the team now must win more games than their playoff rivals in last five rounds in order to repeat their feat of last season and make the top eight.

“It’s like a penalty shoot-out really, each team has got five cracks at it and we’re hoping to score more out of our five than Hull and Bradford.

“It goes without saying that this weekend’s game is a massive one between ourselves and Bradford but that’s the sort of mentality we’re trying to adopt.

“It’s the best of five really, everybody has got five fixtures left and we know if we can win more than Hull and Bradford on the run in then we will make the eight.

“We still think, looking at the fixtures that are left, we’ve got a realistic chance of that. If we can make sure our performance levels are right we have a good chance.”

Francis Cummins’ side come into this Sunday’s game off the back of a morale boosting 19-12 victory over Hull FC in their last game.

However prior to that the Bulls had lost their last six matches but this is something that the Wakefield head coach doesn’t read too much into.

“They have only got one win out of their last six or seven but I don’t really view them as a team that’s in a bad run of form.

“I think they have been super competitive in all their games, playing really hard for each other and making a lot out of what they have got running some teams very close.

“Like ourselves over the last couple of weeks the effort, commitment and desire they are putting into games has been very good. They are well structured, well organised and they have also got one or two players in there can create those moments of brilliance.

“They keep the ball particularly well and I think they work extremely hard for each other defensively so it’s a game where we have to match and beat them in some of those effort areas.”

You can listen to the interview with Richard Agar HERE

Tickets for this Sunday’s crucial match are on sale now priced at £20 adults and £12 juniors.

Make sure you purchase your tickets for this game 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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