AGAR CALLS ON HOMEGROWN TRIO FOR DERBY DAY

posted on 6 September 2013

Wildcats head coach Richard Agar has made four changes to his 19-man squad to face Castleford Tigers on Sunday.

Matty Wildie is one of four changes to the 19-man squad.

Agar is able to recall Kyle Amor after a visit to a specialist on Monday revealed a hairline fracture of his hand meaning he is able to take his place in the squad.  Taulima Tautai, however, misses out with a broken hand.

There are also calls to the squad for homegrown trio Kyle Trout, Lucas Walshaw and Matty Wildie with Reece Lyne, Chris Annakin and the departed Tim Smith the men replaced from the squad named to face Huddersfield.

“Effort and commitment are very important this week,” said Agar.  “Being able to play with a lot of energy and tempo (is important) and I thought in a tough situation the other night there were seven or eight people trying to manufacture that desire within the team.

“At the same time we were very, very disappointed with some efforts.  I’m going to pick players this week that I know are going to give maximum effort, are going to put their body on the line defensively and tackle.  I thought that was lacking from some areas in the game last Sunday.

“We had some people ready to hide behind some pretty poor excuses.”

The squad in full is:

Richard MATHERS

Peter FOX

Dean COLLIS

Lee SMITH

Ben COCKAYNE

Justin POORE

Paul AITON

Andy RALEIGH

Ali LAUITIITI

Danny KIRMOND (c)

Danny WASHBROOK

Kyle AMOR

Oliver WILKES

Frankie MARIANO

Kyle TROUT

Matty WILDIE

Lucas WALSHAW

Bobbie GOULDING

Liam KAY

Tickets for the game are on sale now and with a big derby crowd expected, fans are advised to buy early.  Tickets are priced at £20 for adults and £12 concessions/juniors and will increase by £2 on matchday.

Gold Members are reminded that if they wish to use their ‘Bring a Friend’ voucher then they must exchange it before the close of business on Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased in the Ridings Centre Store or online.

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