Wakefield Wildcats target Super League success against Leeds Rhinos

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WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats will hope to make more progress up the Super League XVI table on Sunday when they entertain Leeds Rhinos.

John Kear’s men hauled themselves off the foot of the table with a fine 20-6 win at Hull FC last Friday and they could move up another place should they defeat Leeds at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

And the Wakefield boss is relishing the test ahead, saying: “I am looking forward to it greatly and it’s also really pleasing that we are improving week in, week out. We can take a bit of confidence into the game and it will also provide a great measure for us.

“Despite their form being a bit scratchy, Leeds are still a really good rugby league and for us to get something from the game we are going to have to play really well.”

Paul King is out having had a foot reconstruction operation on Tuesday and will be assessed next week.

Jeremy Smith (hamstring) and Kevin Penny (ankle) are still on the sidelines but youngster Chris Annakin will be included in the Wildcats’ 19-man squad.

Kear said: “He [Annakin] is training with the first team and he is showing real potential.”

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