Wakefield Wildcats: Agar says there is still more to come from improving Wildcats

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats head coach Richard Agar says there is still more to come from his side following the 30-12 victory over Catalans Dragons at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Saturday night.

Two tries apiece from winger Peter Fox and skipper Danny Kirmond led Wildcats to a third straight victory, and their second home Super League win of the season, against the French side.

It was also Wakefield’s first victory against a team in the top eight, and although Agar was pleased to see his men take more strides forward, he believes there is still more in Wakefield’s locker.

“We still think we’ve got a lot more improving to do,” said the Cats coach.

“We could have been a lot more ruthless tonight. What we didn’t want to do was get edgy and nervous and it became that way a little bit because we did get a little bit loose with the ball.

“I think we’ve improved in the areas we needed to show the improvements in. Certainly our defence tonight, to concede only two tries in a game is a great effort so we’re making some headway in what we’re doing in the middle of the field which has undoubtedly helped us.”

He continued: “I thought we started a little bit slow and both sides eased their way into it and obviously we finished a little bit scruffy. But I’ll probably focus on the sixty minutes between that, in particular the first twenty of the second half and the last twenty of the first half. That was the period where we won the game.”

Agar also said he is hopeful prop Justin Poore will be fit for Friday’s trip to Hull FC in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup after being forced off with an ankle injury midway through the second half against the Dragons.