Key Wakefield Trinity forward duo expected to make returns against Hull FC

Wakefield Trinity forward duo David Fifita and Tinirau Arona are expected to make their respective returns form injury for Friday’s visit of Hull FC.

Monday, 2nd March 2020, 11:42 am
Updated Monday, 2nd March 2020, 11:42 am
David Fifita.

The pair have yet to feature this season after recovering from injuries picked up last campaign.

Arona suffered a ruptured ACL in May while Fifita struggled with a foot problem for much of last campaign before undergoing surgery in the latter stages of the season.

Danny Brough, who was feared to have ruptured his ACL in the season opener with Hull KR, could also make his comeback on Friday night.

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Tinirau Arona.

“I expect Fifita to be involved next week, the same with Arona,” confirmed head coach Chris Chester.

“Broughy has trained all week, so it gives me some food for thought.”

With Brough sidelined for yesterday's victory over Salford Red Devils, Max Jowitt partnered captain Jacob Miller in the halves as Wakefield recorded a 22-12 win.

And Chester hailed the leadership skills displayed by Miller, who had only trained with Jowitt four times in the position.

“He has copped a fair bit of criticism from people outside and I have been a bit hard on him as well but he showed some real leadership,” added Chester.

“It is the first time that Max and Milky [Miller] have played together but he captained the side really well.

“They have had four sessions together but there were some good plays from Milky and Max and that combination will get better the more they play with each other.”