posted on 20 February 2014

Richard Agar welcomes his latest new signing Jarrod Sammut into the fold to play Bradford Bulls tonight.

Richard Agar has dismissed talk of tonight's game being a relegation battle so early on in the season.

Sammut signed on a two-year deal on Friday and completed the relevant visa paperwork in double quick time to ensure he was available for selection against the club he left less than seven days ago.

After travelling to Cardiff on Monday night for an early morning appointment on Tuesday to complete visa formalities, Sammut had his one and only training session with his new teammates in Wednesday’s team run.

With limited preparation time, Agar isn’t putting too much expectation on the new man but will include him in his matchday seventeen.

“It is quiet ironic we play against Bradford in his first game, so hopefully he knows a little bit about the opposition.

“I spoke to Jarrod about it and said to him, let’s just get this one out of the way. I think he is the type of player who will thrive off a situation like this (against his former club, Bradford).”

Wakefield and Bradford were both tipped to be in a relegation battle at the start of the season, but Agar was dismissive of seeing this game as a relegation ‘four-pointer.

“There are 27 rounds and a lot can happen in that amount of time. To start billing a Round 2 game a relegation battle is a little bit silly.”

“We were everyone’s relegation favorites then we probably should have nailed a win on Sunday at Salford and then signed Jarrod and everybody has a different opinion on us.”

Wakefield go into tonight’s game with only four days rest since the defeat to Salford and but Agar only made one change to his 19-man squad from the Salford game, Sammut replacing the injured Jimmy Keinhorst.

You can listen to Richard Agar’s full interview on the Wildcats Audiboo channel HERE.


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