Wakefield Wildcats: Agar not welcoming enquiries for Wildcats players

WANTED: Featherstone Rovers have been linked with Vince Mellars this week but Wildcats boss Richard Agar is keen to keep him
WANTED: Featherstone Rovers have been linked with Vince Mellars this week but Wildcats boss Richard Agar is keen to keep him

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats head coach Richard Agar has poured cold water over reports linking players with moves away from the club.

Vince Mellars had been linked with a move to Championship neighbours Featherstone Rovers this week but Agar says he is not prepared to let a player currently involved with the first team leave the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

The Wildcats boss has revealed the club has received enquiries about “two or three” players but says he is not currently looking to lose any members of his squad.

“Vinny’s in the team, I don’t think I really need to say too much more than that,” said the Wildcats boss.

“Somebody from Featherstone has told a reporter and got a little bit excited. They’ve obviously been looking and seen Vinny hasn’t featured in our team until three or four rounds ago but we’ve been really happy with his form since he came in.

“At this moment in time we’ve had an enquiry not only about Vinny but two or three of our players from various areas. But we’re in the cup and everybody is going to be playing next week.

“At the moment we’ve got no real plans on losing anybody from our squad, I don’t think we’re in a position where we can afford to and certainly not someone who’s in our starting team at the moment.”

Agar added: “We’re certainly not actively looking to release anybody from our squad unless I get told I have to.”

Mellars started at second row for Wakefield at Wigan Warriors last weekend and got on the scoresheet with a fine individual try.

He could be in Wildcats’ 19-man squad to take on Warrington Wolves on Sunday.