Agar: Let's continue winning run against Hull FC

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WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats head coach Richard Agar has called on his side to complete a hat-trick of wins this weekend.

Wildcats secured their first back-to-back wins of 2012 when they beat London Broncos on Sunday - a result that followed their Magic Weekend win over Castleford Tigers.

Agar's former club Hull FC provide the opposition at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Sunday (kick-off 3.30pm) and the Cats head coach says his men are in buoyant mood as they aim to make it three wins on the spin.

"The back-to-back wins make for a good week for us," said the Cats coach.

"The boys are certainly confident and have a bounce in their step and are very much looking forward to the game and trying to make that winning run continue."

Wildcats pushed the Airlie Birds all the way in the reverse fixture back in March but fell to a slender 14-10 defeat.

Agar says his side were not too far away from victory that day but admits Sunday's test will be a tougher one than their last two victories.

"They're a good side and we know we'll have to play really well and be good in some areas to get over the line," he acknowledged.

"They'll see this as a must-win game really but we're coming into it in a good frame of mind and in good spirits knowing that we held our own pretty well over there earlier in the year."

Agar managed the Black and Whites last season before moving on to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium. But he says his links with Hull will have little impact on Sunday's game.

"Playing your old club obviously makes it a bit different," he said.

"But I've moved on fairly quickly from that. We've done nothing different this week apart from work hard and prepare our team as we would for any normal round of Super League."

Agar has a fully-fit squad to select from. Danny Kirmond, named Wakefield's permanent captain this week, will be available after scans showed there was no break to his cheekbone following an injury in the game against London last time out.

Second rower Lucas Walshaw, 18, has been named in Wakefield's 19-man squad for the clash, replacing Frankie Mariano.

Wildcats squad: Mathers, Fox, Collis, Mellars, Cockayne, John, Wood, Wilkes, Raleigh, Lauitiiti, Southern, Washbrook, Aiton, Amor, Kirmond, Smith, Trout, Walshaw, Sykes.

Hull FC squad: Aspinwall, Briscoe, Crooks, Ellis, Horne, Houghton, Lynch, Lyne, Manu, Moa, O'Carroll, Pitts, Russell, Seymour, Tickle, Turner, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.

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