Agar praises Wakefield Wildcats after dramatic win over Hull FC

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HEAD coach Richard Agar was “keen to shower our players in praise” after Wakefield Wildcats’ stunning come-back win over Hull FC yesterday, Sunday.

Wakefield trailed 30-10 with 30 minutes remaining but staged a sensational fight-back to snatch a 32-30 success over Agar’s former employers and bag a third successive Stobart Super League XVII victory.

Agar said: “We thought we started really poorly and we made a lot of errors coming out of our own end.

“We were happy with the way we were travelling physically and we knew that [Hull] had gone a couple of weeks when they hadn’t held on to leads.

“We felt that if we could put them in a position where they were under pressure then maybe a little bit of doubt would creep in and we could ask come questions.”

He added: “I want to shower our players in praise for their never-say-die attitude. They kept playing and I thought we grew in strength and played the last half-an-hour really tough.”

Asked whether victory over his former club was important, Agar responded: “No, not really. I am more pleased for the boys.

“We have overcome a tough period for us and the spirit in our team has been tremendous.

“At times at the start of the year I felt we played really well while maybe not getting the rewards and then we hit a tough patch.

“We have got three wins on the bounce now and I think we are in a bit of good form at the moment.”

Read Friday’s Wakefield Express for more news from the Wakefield Wildcats.