Wakefield loose-forward Danny Washbrook is confident the team can finish the season strongly after last week’s defeat against Warrington all but ended any play-off hopes.
It has been a frustrating few weeks for Richard Agar’s men with strong efforts against some of the competitions top teams going unrewarded as Trinity sit five points adrift of eighth place Hull KR.
The former Hull FC man believes the team should have picked up more points from their recent encounters saying it’s the little things they have done wrong that have really cost them.
“I think the two games against Leeds and the one against Bradford we think we could of and probably should of won at least two of them, maybe even all three.
“When we looked on the video we had done a lot of things right, it was just the little things we had done wrong that let it slip away.
“Last week against Warrington the better team won but again we weren’t too far off, I think if we would have stepped up a few more notches we would have run them even closer.”
With the Wildcats top eight chances looking extremely slim it means they won’t match their achievement from last season in making the play-offs.
However Trinity’s number 13 believes the squad have in fact shown more consistency this season and they are confident they can finish the campaign well starting against St Helens on Sunday.
“Looking at last year people will probably think we haven’t done as well but this season I think we have been more consistent and haven’t been blown away by many teams, even though at times we aren’t quite getting the results.
“We’re confident in our own ability to win games and we have got two big home games coming up and a big away game against Huddersfield. We know they are games that we can win, it’s just a case of going out there and doing it.”
Washbrook, who was Super League’s top tackler in 2012, has had another solid season for Wakefield and his place in the back-row is one he has made his own.
Despite this, the 27-year-old is still not happy with his own form and admitted he failed to meet expectations when he played at stand-off for the two recent games against Leeds.
“I’m not really that happy with my form. Obviously I played stand-off in the two Leeds games and I found it was more difficult than I remembered.
“Richard asked me to play at stand-off and I’m happy to do that for the team if that’s where Rich wants me to play. Obviously I know and he knows I’m a back-rower so now I’m back there it’s more beneficial for me and the team.”
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