WATCH - Ashurst: It’s another big game for us

Wakefield's Matty Ashurst
Wakefield's Matty Ashurst

Second-rower Matty Ashurst feels that Wakefield need to win at least two of their final four regular season games in order to stand any chance of making this year’s top four.

Trinity can close in on fifth-placed Hull with a win over Catalans Dragons tomorrow evening.

Whereas a defeat could drag Wakefield into a unwanted fight to avoid the Qualifiers.

“Obviously coming off the back of a loss last week we felt we were very unlucky,” said Ashurst.

“There is a lot we can take out of the (St Helens) game but it’s big now if we want to be serious about making a crack at this top four, we have got to pick up two or three wins in these last games.

“So starting this week it is another big game for us.

“It is really tight. There are a lot of teams trying to make a crack at the top eight.

“It’s a big game for both teams and we will have to be on our game to get the win.”

Ashurst believes that Trinity need to produce more 80-minute performances in order to start winning the narrower games.

He added: “I think at the start of games, the last couple of games, we have let teams get out in front of us.

“And then we have got the job done in the second half but we have been playing catch up.

“I think a good start is important for us this week and we can go on and get the win.

“Catalans have been playing really well at the minute, they have hit some good form.

“They are a big set, they are a physical team and Josh Drinkwater seems to be carrying them around the park well.

“They have been playing well and have picked up a few wins recently so we know it’s going to be a tough game.”

Tomorrow’s game kicks off at 6.30pm.

The Rollins Shack at the Mobile Rocket Stadium will be open from 2.30pm if fans wish to gather and watch England’s FIFA World Cup quarter final against Sweden.

Supporters must have a valid ticket for the Wakefield v Catalans match to watch the World Cup match in the Rollins Shack.