posted on 13 September 2014

James Webster is anticipating an entertaining final game of the 2014 season for the Wildcats.

Trinity welcome a Hull KR side out of the play-off race and also aiming to send a number of players out on a winning note including skipper Josh Hodgson and Wakefield-bound Craig Hall.

The Wildcats finished 2013 in thrilling fashion with a last gasp win over Castleford Tigers courtesy of a Liam Kay try and Webster believes Sunday’s match could be equally enjoyable for the crowd.

“We finished well here last year against Cas’ in a really entertaining game,” said Webster. “I think it’ll be a high scoring game, typical of the last round. It’s two teams looking to go out there and play a bit of footie for the last game.

“I’d imagine you’re going to see the ball thrown about a bit from both sides. If we can play in the same vein we did for the last 50 minutes (against Caslteford) then we’ll be in with a good chance.”

The sides met in March in a one-sided affair in one of the years more disappointing performances as Rovers ran out comprehensive 44-6 victors.

Although missing a number of senior players including skipper Danny Kirmond and Player of the Year winners Nick Scruton and Matt Ryan, the Wildcats will be looking to finish off an impressive second half of the season with a victory.

The Wildcats have won six of Webster’s eleven games as head coach to comfortably steer clear of relegation and be in contention of a play-off spot until last weekend’s defeat at the hands of Castleford Tigers.

Rovers themselves saw their own play-off hopes dashed by a contrastingly poor second half of the campaign that saw Craig Sandercock depart the club to be replaced by Webster’s former team mate, Chris Chester.

Webster is confident that the Wildcats are capable of finishing the year off in a positive manner.

“That was a horror show,” admitted Webster, referring to the last meeting with the Robins. “We turned up in a bad frame of mind and they put us away really easily. I think Hull KR have got a bit to prove because after the last two games they’ve come under a bit of pressure from certain parts of not only Hull, but the media.

“I think if we can play well then we can be more than competitive.”


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