RICHARD Agar has thrown down the gauntlet to his Wakefield Trinity Wildcats players to put in a consistently high level of performances ahead of the trip to London Broncos in Stobart Super League XVII Round Nine today, Saturday.
Boosted by his team’s fine 32-22 home win over Catalans Dragons last week, Agar believes that the success highlights the progress made by his team, saying: “I am happy with the progress we are making.
“From where we were in our first trial game [against Dragons, losing 46-10] and then to beat them in Round Eight is a pretty good turnaround that is an indication of the progress we have made.”
But maintaining that level of performance is key for Agar, who said: “Finding that consistency is very much the key for us.
“I don’t think complacency is something we can ever afford. We are trying to drum into the players that we have got to be consistent.
“Someone like Leeds or Wigan can afford to carry three or four players who are maybe not quite on the money every week.
“We know we can’t. We know that 16 or 17 blokes need to be finding a consistent level of good performance for us to be a really competitive team.
“At the moment I can’t knock them. Apart from 40 minutes against Bradford we have been showing up for each game.”
But the Wakefield boss is also wary of the threat posed by Broncos, saying: “This week brings different challenges. It’s the first time this year that we have played someone below us in the competition.
“I have watched London this week and offensively, I can see lots of improvement from when I last saw them a few weeks ago.
“They are getting used to each other. Maybe that’s a common trait for the lower teams who have a new influx of players and are getting used to competition.”
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