SYKES OUT TO BUILD ON OPENING DAY POSITIVES

posted on 19 February 2014

Paul Sykes will be looking to guide the Wildcats to their first points of the season against Bradford Bulls this Thursday.

Paul Sykes believes the Wildcats showed good signs despite defeat to Salford.

After nearly completing a dramatic comeback against Salford Red Devils last Sunday, Sykes is confident that Trinity can pick up their first two points in tomorrows West Yorkshire derby: “Straight after the Salford game we felt like we have something good here.

“With that performance and with the short turnaround against Bradford, both teams will be looking to get their first points this season. But this game isn’t about Bradford, it is about us.”

Sykes lined up with new half back partner Pita Godinet on Sunday and the arrival of Jarrod Sammut from Bradford last week sees Sykes as the more experienced player in the halves and he says he is happy to step up and take more responsibility.

“I spent a lot of time playing with Timmy (Smith) last season and he did a lot of the plays and I worked off the back of him.

“So on Sunday it was different for me I had to do a lot more in terms of communication. I am experienced and I should be able to do that at this level of football.

“Pita slotted in well on Sunday, we spoke about communicating with each other and that helped us through the game.”

Sykes, Godinet and Sammut have all been named in the 19-man squad the face Bradford tomorrow night, offering Richard Agar a number of exciting options in the half-backs.

You can listen to the full interview with Sykes on the Wildcats Audioboo channel.

Supporters are reminded that Thursday’s game is not all ticket but with the club operating on a reduced capacity, supporters are encouraged to purchase early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets can be bought in the Ridings Centre Store, the Rapid Solicitors Stadium Box Office or by calling 01924 211611.

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