Raleigh: Destiny in our own hands

Andy Raleigh says Wildcats' destiny is in their hands.
Andy Raleigh says Wildcats' destiny is in their hands.
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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats prop Andy Raleigh thinks his side are still masters of their own destiny in the search for a playoff spot.

Wakefield’s hopes of a top-eight berth were dealt a blow last week after back-to-back defeats against Leeds Rhinos, but Raleigh is still confident they can turn it around in the season’s final four league games and make the playoffs again.

He said: “We are still aiming for the eight and it’s still in our hands.

“If we put it together and work as hard as we have been we are in with chances.

“Our destiny isn’t out of our control.”

Wakefield face Bradford Bulls on Sunday looking to avenge their heavy opening day defeat.

Raleigh is aware of the threat Bradford face, despite their recent troubles.

He said: “At the start of the season I couldn’t see them getting beaten, they were on fire.

“I know they’ve got people injured but they play a really fast game around the ruck and it’s all about trying to control that.

“There’s obviously things going on there out of their control but I think if anything it’s going to spur them on to play well.”

lWildcats have also announced the Gold members will be able to watch the team train on Saturday ahead of the match.

Fans can enter through the ticket collection point in the south-east corner of the Stadium from 9.30am and must bring their Gold Membership booklet.

Training is due to start at 10am with fans invited to the post-training lunch and a signing session on the pitch afterwards.