SIMON DELIGHTED TO HAVE TOP EIGHT PLACE CONFIRMED

posted on 15 July 2016

Trinity prop-forward Mika Simon is delighted that the top-eight place is secured, going into the final few games of the season.

Hull FC came out comfortable winners over neighbours Hull KR last night, meaning the Robins have no chance of catching Trinity in the Super League ladder. And with two games remaining in the regular season for Trinity, Simon is relieved to have wrapped up a Super 8's place.

"It's a great time for us to be in the top-eight," admits Simon.

"This season has been much better than last season and I'm really enjoying it with the bunch of lads that we have, the spirit amongst the boys is very good. There's also less pressure on us now, but the season is not finished, we have a Challenge Cup semi-final to look forward to in two weeks, so we need to play well and stay focused on ourselves and how we play our good brand of footy."

Having missed the last three fixtures with concussion, the French international is keen to get back on the field against his former club tomorrow afternoon, who he expects to be fired up having lost their last four outings.

"I can't wait to be back out there with the boys this weekend. I got concussed in the Hull KR game and then a fortnight later in the Leeds game, so the coaches and specialist staff gave me two full weeks off followed by a week of no contact in training. Now I'm ready and fresh mentally, so I can't wait to play and give my best until the end of the season."

"It's always a pleasure to play against my old club. They're not in a good position at the minute because they've lost four games in a row, so I think they'll want and need a victory over us tomorrow. It's always difficult to play there because it's very warm, but if we play hard and tough for each other and our completion rate is high with the ball, we're confident we can get the victory for the travelling fans."

"The fans have been great since I came over to Wakefield. They are true supporters that are always with us in bad and in goods moments. They give us a lot energy and it's always a pleasure to see them smiling at the end of the game."

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