Wakefield Wildcats skipper Morrison focused on Challenge Cup success

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WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats captain Glenn Morrison has warned Carnegie Challenge Cup opponents Doncaster that the Wildcats will be extra motivated when they make the short trip to the Keepmoat Stadium for Sunday’s fourth round tie.

Having started the Engage Super League season with a four-point penalty, Wakefield have been battling to make up for lost time in recent months with a new-look squad.

However Morrison insists the Cup represents a golden opportunity for the Wildcats to make a fresh start and mount a serious challenge for Wembley glory with the backing of some of sport’s most passionate supporters.

“It’s been a tough period in the last few months and the adversity we have faced has certainly brought the boys together,” said Morrison. “We have stayed focused on the league but the Challenge Cup has always been in our sights.

“There’s so much history behind this competition and every player wants to be in a team that goes all the way to Wembley. We know we have it in us to be successful in the Cup and Sunday’s tie against Doncaster is a great chance for us to prove that.”

The Wildcats have just come through an arduous Easter period and though three matches in the space of a week has taken its toll on Morrison, the 34-year-old Australian will not find it difficult to motivate himself.

“You don’t get many chances to play in the Challenge Cup so to get to Wembley would be a tremendous achievement for me. Leading the team out at Wembley would be a fantastic honour.”

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