Wakefield Trinity: Chester takes tough line on team discipline

Chris Chester.
Chris Chester.

BOSS CHRIS Chester says it will be “massive” if Wakefield Trinity can finish the regular Betfred Super League season in the top-four.

With three games to play Trinity are fifth, just two points behind second-placed Salford Red Devils.

Michael Carter.

Michael Carter.

“We have got a good side here who are playing some good football,” Chester said.

“We have been pretty consident this year and that’s the reason we are in the mix for the top-four.

“There’s been a lot of hard work in pre-season, both on the field and off it and I am pleased for the boss [chairman Michael Carter].

“He has invested a lot of money into this squad and the club over the last few years and it’d be nice to get into the top-four for him.”

Trinity face a huge test at home to runaway league leaders Castleford Tigers in two days’ time.

“It’s about trying to build some momentum going into the Super-8s,” Chester said of Thursday’s clash.

“It is a local derby and both sets of players will be up for it and we will take a lot of confidence out of the performance at the weekend.”

Trinity conceded 12 penalties in their 26-12 win over Warrington Wolves, had Keegan Hirst sin-binned and were twice placed on a team warning.

Chester admitted their discipline will need to be better this week.

He said: “In the second half we had a really tough period when I think the penalty count was 6-0. That’s through our ill-discipline; I have no complaints with the referee.

“We lost Keegan as well and we spoke all week about not giving Warrington a leg up.

“I thought we did that with some ill-discipline with the ball and without it.”