Captain’s Column: A big thanks to Andrew Glover and a feeling Hull FC will edge Challenge Cup final

CAPTAIN'S COLUMN: Danny Kirmond

CAPTAIN'S COLUMN: Danny Kirmond

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The players have had a bit of time off this week with it being Challenge Cup final weekend but we’ve obviously seen the changes that have happened at the club with Michael Carter replacing Andrew Glover as chairman.

On behalf of all the players I’d like to pass on thanks to Andrew for what he did for the club as chairman.

He came in at a tough time for the club when others wouldn’t and it helped Wakefield out of trouble, it was a selfless act that he did for the good of the club.

It’s great that he’s staying on in a different role and I’m sure the club will continue to be better for it.

I know the new chairman Michael Carter quite well, I’ve had a chat with him a few times.

He’s a really great guy who has the best interests of the club at heart and I think it will be a positive move for the club.

He’s been down to see the players in the dressing room on a match day with Andrew before and I’m sure that will continue to happen.

Despite the changes it’s been business as usual really for the players.

We were obviously disappointed with the result against St Helens but we move on and look towards another big game at my old club Huddersfield next weekend.

We want to finish the year well and our aim is two wins from two, it would be great to spoil Huddersfield’s party.

I can honestly say hand on heart that the players are giving their all - the fact we knew we couldn’t get in the play-offs before Sunday’s game had no impact at all on our performance.

We might not have a game this weekend but I’ll be watching the Challenge Cup final with interest.

I fancy Hull to win it. They’ve been chipping away with some good results lately and Wigan have been faltering a bit.

It would be good to see someone else win it as well and Hull beat us earlier in the competition in a pretty tight game so at least we could say we got knocked out by the eventual winners!

It’s a competition that I’d love to go to Wembley with Wakefield as club captain.

The club has a great history in the competition and you’re reminded about it with pictures that are up around the place.

I missed out on the chance to feature in a final with Huddersfield which was probably a low point in my career, but it spurs me on to want to get there with Wakefield.

I’ll watch the game at home with some friends and my dad and we’ll be ready to rip back into training next week.

- Danny.