Wakefield Wildcats: Agar calls for return of positive work ethic ahead of Wigan Warriors test

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Head coach Richard Agar insists there is no need for Wakefield Wildcats to “reinvent” themselves to climb out of “significant” dip in form.

Agar blasted his side’s last two performances, defeats against Castleford Tigers and Hull KR respectively, going into Sunday’s tough home clash against Super League leaders Wigan Warriors (kick-off 3.30pm).

But instead of overhauling his side’s approach, Agar believes big improvements will come if his men return to the positive work ethic that helped push them into last season’s play-offs.

“We’ve said it time and time again - we’re a team that plain and simply has got to work hard,” he said.

“We’re not that talented a team and not laden with so many superstars that we can go out there and coast.

“We’ve got to go out there and play harder than what we’ve played in the last two weeks.

“The time is not right for trying to reinvent ourselves. It’s just about working hard and trying to focus on a couple of areas that should ensure we have a lot more energy and a lot more energy to compete in those areas.”

He added: “I think we have had some players in there that are trying their utmost to lift and rally the team, but collectively we need more.”

In Wigan, Wakefield could have not asked for a tougher opponent this weekend.

Warriors come into the game on the back of an eleven-game winning run.

“It’s a tough challenge,” admitted the Cats boss.

“They’re the outstanding team in the competition at the moment with some of the most outstanding players so we know how hard it’s going to be.

“But at the same time we know it’s one of those games where we’ve got to front up. We owe it to ourselves because we got no response last week after our performance at Hull KR.”