Wakefield Trinity: Chester set to take leaf out of Cas book to beat Wolves

Chris Chester.
Chris Chester.

RESURGENT WAKEFIELD Trinity will be aiming to follow Castleford Tigers’ lead when they face Warrington Wolves on Sunday.

Trinity have already beaten Betfred Super League leaders St Helens and second-placed Wigan Warriors – a week ago – at Mobile Rocket Stadium, Belle Vue.

Justin Horo.

Justin Horo.

Warrington are third, but were defeated 34-30 by injury-hit Tigers last Friday and Trinity coach Chris Chester said that has given his side a battle plan for this weekend.

“Cas certainly showed us a way how to beat Warrington,” Chester said.

“We will look at what they did, that’s very much what we do and how we preview games.

“All coaches look at their [the opposition’s] weaknesses and where their players can attack against certain teams.

James Batchelor.

James Batchelor.

“We’ve watched Warrington’s game against Cas and the game when Wigan turned them over at the Magic Weekend and I think our effort has got to be as good as it was last week, if not better.

“Effort goes a long way and attitude. If we can get those two things right this weekend we are in with a good chance.”

The win over Wigan was Trinity’s third from their last four league games and lifted them above Leeds Rhinos into sixth in the table, while Warrington’s place in the top-four is under pressure from Tigers and Hull.

“They are there to be shot at,” Chester added of Warrington, who won 34-24 when the sides met in March.

“We want to continue the little run we are on.

“It was a pretty close game last time we came up against them.

“We were in the lead at half-time, but they scored a quick try after the break that really hurt us.”

Chester will name his initial 19-man squad tomorrow.

Justin Horo is a doubt after picking up an Achilles/calf problem last week, but James Batchelor will come back into contention.

“He is in my thoughts,” Chester confirmed.

“He was unfortunate last week with a shoulder injury, but it is going to be very, very difficult to change the side that put in a really good performance against Wigan.”