Prop Richard Moore says he and the Wildcats players are looking to put a performance in for the supporters against Castleford Tigers.
It’s been a tough few weeks of results for the Wildcats after heavy defeats against Hull KR and Leeds Rhinos that have somewhat stalled some early progress for the new-look squad.
The traditional Good Friday derby against the Tigers provides an ideal opportunity to get back on track in a game that is eagerly anticipated each and every campaign.
Moore has played in a number of these clashes during his first spell at the club and is relishing the opportunity to renew rivalries with the Tigers in the red, white and blue once more.
“It’s nice to be back in the team,” said Moore, who missed the early rounds of the season with hamstring and calf injuries.
“It was two tough games to come back to but our performance as a team has not been acceptable really. I think there were 20 minutes to go and you see your own fans disappearing out of the ground it’s disappointing. You feel for them, they pay good money every week so to see them going home early was disappointing.
“Over at Leeds in the league, I know it might sound daft, but I think we took a lot of positives out of that game.
“It’s a derby game, if you can’t get up for this one then you’re never going to get up for one, are you? I’ve played in a few before and I’m looking forward to this one. They’re going to come here full of confidence and I know all the lads are looking forward to this one.
“It would be nice to get a win and a good performance for the fans, it’s what they deserve. For the lads to get a win and get a bit of confidence would be good. Everything that we’re doing in training is right, it’s just getting it right on a matchday.”
Listen to the full interview with Moore HERE.
Tickets for Friday’s game are limited in both ground standing and seating, with the Tigers having sold out their allocation.
Tickets can be purchased from the Ridings Centre Store (closes at 5.30pm on Thursday) or the Stadium Box office (closes at 5pm). Alternatively call 01924 211611/201548.