posted on 12 August 2015

Outside-back Reece Lyne is confident the Wildcats can respond to Sunday's defeat against Salford and get the two points against Bradford Bulls on Saturday afternoon, kick-off 3pm.

Lyne, who is in his third season with Wakefield, scored a try in the defeat against Salford on Sunday and insists the Wildcats must not underestimate the Bulls if they are to pick up a first win of the Super 8's Qualifiers on Saturday.

"The Salford result was hugely disappointing especially after we showed loads of character to claw ourselves back after being 16-0 down." explains Lyne.

"I think we deserved a bit more from the game but what's happened has happened and all we can do now is look forward to this week."

"We can’t underestimate Bradford, they’ve some top players who have played top flight for years but we’re confident that if each of us do our jobs to the best of our abilities, we can get the result."

Lyne, who was handed the number 4 shirt at the beginning of the season, has been in the centre position for the majority of 2015 but has seen a positional change since the arrival of Bill Tupou and the other new signings. However, the utility-back admits he is just happy to be in the 17 and do his best in whatever position, especially now the new guys are keeping everyone on their toes for a spot in the team.

"I'm just happy to do whatever Brian thinks is best for the team." he said.

"I don't really have a preference, as long as I'm in the team I'm over the moon. I've just got to go out and do my best every week."

"The squad's pretty healthy at the minute, we only have a few injuries so we've got huge competition and that obviously brings the best out of everyone because nobody wants to be sat watching. In training it's good to have two full teams going against each other because it helps us get more match preparation."

Saturday brings the first home fixture for the Wildcats in the Super 8's Qualifiers and Lyne admits home advantage is huge in these big games.

"Being at home is great for us. It actually felt like we were at home on Sunday with how the fans came out in force."

"If they can be our 18th man on Saturday and get down in numbers that will really help us."

"Hopefully we can get the job done and get the win for them."


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