WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats boss Richard Agar admits that he “doesn’t care” if people have already written off his team’s chances ahead of the new Super League XVII season.
Trinity visit the Stobart Stadium tonight, Friday, in a televised Round 1 clash that brings the curtain up on the new campaign and Agar recognises that it is meeting of two “unknown quantities”.
Both Agar and Denis Betts’ Vikings have undergone pre-season overhauls and 17 new signings have been named in the Wildcats’ 19-man squad.
The Wakefield boss recognises that “some people will have low expectations” of both teams ahead of the new season but has dismissed those who have written-off his side’s chances.
Agar said: “I don’t care. It doesn’t play any part in the build up to games and it has no effect on us.
“I have noticed one or two cheap jibes and it can get petty. Some people should know better but it’s that time of year.”
Kyle Trout, who this week signed a new contract that will keep him at Trinity until the end of 2015, was named in Agar’s 19-man squad but will miss the trip to Widnes with a shoulder injury.
Read today’s Wakefield Express for much more on the build-up to the Wakefield Wildcats’ new season.