Wildcats prop Andy Raleigh is determined to pick up the two points against Bradford on Sunday following back-to-back defeats to Leeds.
The former Huddersfield man was a surprise starter against the Rhinos last Friday after suffering a suspected broken cheekbone when the sides clashed the previous week at Headingley.
However a scan revealed no break and Trinity’s number 10 expressed his relief at being able to continue to feature for Richard Agar’s side for the remainder of the campaign.
“The last thing I wanted was a season ending injury, so it’s great to be still playing. I enjoyed the game against Leeds as well, it has been professionally enjoyable but obviously the results haven’t been what we wanted.”
Wakefield were beaten by a total of nine points over both games which has left the squad feeling frustrated after two valiant efforts.
Raleigh believes that despite the defeats, the squad are still in control of their own destiny and that gaining consistency is key to making the top eight.
“Speaking to people it sounds like they saw it as two tough games and job done as they got the points. It is frustrating, obviously you want to at least come away with something.
“We didn’t play fantastically well but we played well in patches so it would have been nice to come away with some points.
“We are still aiming for the eight so it’s still in our hands really, we need to play consistently well. We have done it in patches but if we can put that together and work as hard as we have been then I think we have a great chance, we are in control of our destiny I suppose.”
With five rounds to go the Wildcats sit ninth in the Super League table a place and a point above this weekend’s opponents Bradford.
When the sides met on the first game of the season the Bulls ran away with an easy victory which makes the 32-year-old more than wary of the threat they pose this weekend.
“At the start of the season I couldn’t see them getting beaten the way they were playing, they were on fire.
“They are a good side who have got quality players, I know they have got a few people injured but they play real fast around the ruck so it’s all about trying to control that.
“There are things going on there that are out of their control, but if anything it is probably going to spur them on to play even better together.”
You can listen to the full interview with Andy Raleigh HERE
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