Wakefield Wildcats v Castleford Tigers: Agar seeks redemption

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WITH the Good Friday defeat to Castleford Tigers still fresh in the memory, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats head coach Richard Agar is looking for pay-back in the Magic Weekend derby tomorrow, Saturday.

Both teams travel to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on the back of defeats but it is the one-sided 34-16 home loss to Tigers during Easter that Agar wants to avenge.

He said: “Any fan will tell you that victory over derby rivals is the sweetest and, while most losses are tough to handle, derby losses hurt you that little bit more.”

“It [Magic Weekend] is a good opportunity to put right some wrongs of that night when Castleford totally out-played us.

“We have a chance of some redemption and I will be extremely disappointed if that is not reflected in the way we perform on Saturday.”

Agar’s comments are echoed by returning second rower Danny Kirmond who said: “It’s a big deal to get one over on Castleford. It was a disappointing performance [on Good Friday].

“We missed a few players which hurt us but we have a massive chance to put it right.”

Read today’s Wakefield Express for more build-up to the big game and news from Wakefield Wildcats.