posted on 31 August 2013

Wakefield captain Danny Kirmond is looking to return to former club Huddersfield this Sunday and spoil the party as the Giants look to secure the League Leaders Shield.

Skipper Danny Kirmond says the Wildcats want to end the season with two derby wins.

It has been a frustrating few months for the Wildcats squad with five consecutive narrow defeats ending any hopes of making the play-offs for the second year running.

However the Wildcats leader revealed that the squad are now focused on winning the last two matches starting this Sunday by spoiling Huddersfield’s planned celebrations.

“We set ourselves a little goal a few weeks back of getting two wins from our last three, unfortunately we’ve slipped up against St Helens but that’s still the plan.

“We’re going there to crash a party, hopefully they will be a little bit excited and ready to party more than we want them to be. They’ve put themselves in a great position to win the league now but we’re going there definitely to crash it.”

Below the top eight there are plenty of positions that could still change with only four points separating Bradford in ninth and Castleford in 12th so there is still plenty to play for.

Despite the disappointment of missing out on the play-offs Trinity’s number 12 believes finishing the season well will restore some pride as well as making everyone that little bit happier during pre-season.

“Obviously we have faltered a bit over the last few months which is disappointing both from an individual point of view and a team perspective.

“If you can get a couple of wins from the last two games then you come back to pre-season and it’s a lot better place to be around and everyone’s a little bit happier. We’re looking to finish on a high with a lot of personal pride.”

On an individual note it has been a terrific season for Kirmond who has scored 13 tries and led by example throughout the campaign with his terrific performances week after week.

The second-rower says that he loves playing in the red, white and blue of Wakefield and can see nothing but a bright future ahead with all the youngsters breaking through into the first team.

“I love playing at the club and the squad we have is a great group of lads and everyone has a good time. Some of the younger guys are really pushing through now with the likes of Liam Kay who has had a few games on the wing.

“The future is bright for the club we just have to look after and nurture some of these young talents that we have got.”

Tickets for this round 25 Super League encounter are priced at £15 for adults, students and seniors with junior tickets available at £5.

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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