Wakefield Trinity being let down by individual errors, feels head coach Chris Chester

CHRIS CHESTER believes it is individual errors that are hurting Wakefield Trinity as their wait for a first win of 2021 goes on.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 6:00 am
Chris Chester. Picture: SWpix.com.

Trinity were beaten by Catalans Dragons last week, leaving them and newly-promoted Leigh Centurions as the only sides without a victory in Super League this year.

Wakefield have shown potential in patches throughout the early stages of the campaign with last week’s 38-18 scoreline flattering Catalans.

The Trinity boss has been frustrated by individual mistakes with Wakefield’s wait for a competitive win stretched to six games.

“It is really tough going at the minute. I have never questioned the effort,” said Chester.

“It is individuals, it is not structural, it is individuals that keep hurting us.

“We have just got to make sure that those individuals don’t keep making those same mistakes.

“Unfortunately for us that has been happening too often.”

He added: “Sometimes when you are in a tough spell, things don’t quite go your way.

“We are confident things will turn around.”

Chester was encouraged by the debuts from loan players Oliver Ashall-Bott and Josh Eaves in last week’s defeat and believes both players will get better the more time they spend on the training field at Belle Vue.

“Young Josh looked a little heavy legged but he showed some good touches and defended tough,” added Chester.

“Ollie scored that first try. There is no substitute for speed and he took that try really well.

“The more they train with us, I think the better both of those two guys will be.”

Wakefield have a weekend off with the Challenge Cup quarter finals taking place on Friday and Saturday.

Trinity are back in action against Leeds Rhinos and Chester plans to spend the extra time to prepare focusing on the defensive side of the game.

He added: “There are a lot of things to fix up, certainly on that left edge. Although we are making the errors, we are leaking too many points.

“It will be pretty defence focused for us over the next seven to 10 days and I’m looking forward to being back here [at Belle Vue] again against Leeds.”