Jon Molloy has discussed that the squad are looking to make amends and prove what the club are capable of this season when they travel to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Sunday to face local rivals Castleford Tigers.
Wakefield suffered a disappointing defeat in the opening round of the 2016 First Utility Super League against Widnes Vikings at Belle Vue last Sunday.
“We have been training even harder this week ahead of Sunday” stated Molloy.
“The errors we made against Widnes were disappointing and our attack at the back end of the game should have been sharper as well as our defence, we should have been able to stop those tries.
“As a team we have to accept what happened and move on from it, you obviously learn from the mistakes and work on them in training to try and improve to the best ability.”
The 24-year old who came off the bench 10 minutes into the game last Sunday against Widnes was forced to finish his season early last year after suffering an ankle injury and is hoping that his hard work during pre season and efforts on the field will see him secure a spot in the 17-man squad week in week out.
“Last season was frustrating for me when I picked up the ankle injury, I just wanted to be out there on the field and helping the boys out,” he continued.
“My aim this season is to get a full 80 minutes week in week out, the 60 minutes against Widnes last week is a starting point and I am more than happy with that. I have always played as though I can give 100%, if I pick up something whether that is in training or playing, so be it; it is never going to stop me giving 100%.”
Molloy believes the derby clash with Castleford Tigers which takes place this Sunday at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle (3.30pm kick-off) will be very different to what everyone witnessed in the pre season friendly just over three weeks ago.
“We kind of know what we are up against but it was only a friendly and we didn’t play at our best. With it being a Super League fixture the game will be a completely different intensity and we have to be more intense than what we were against Widnes to get that win at Castleford.”