Skipper Danny Kirmond is set to return for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in their crucial Super League home clash against Bradford Bulls on Sunday (kick-off 3.30pm).
Kirmond, who will make his 100th Super League appearance, suffered an adverse reaction to a pain-killing injection in the warm-up before Wakefield’s defeat against Leeds Rhinos last Friday.
But Wildcats head coach Richard Agar says one of the team’s players-of-the-season is ready to return and give his side a big boost for the visit of the Bulls.
“He had a pain-killing injection and he had quite an adverse reaction to it,” said Agar.
“He’s been training all week, he trained fine last week without an injection and decided to stick it in to help him get through the game and unfortunately for us it didn’t quite work, so it was a late decision but he’s trained fine this week and the extra week’s rest has done him good and he’s good to go.”
Agar also gave an update on Paul Sykes, who continues his recovery from a broken leg suffered in the victory over Widnes Vikings earlier this month.
Initial hopes we that the former Bulls man may be able to return before the end of the season but Agar says that is unlikely.
“He’s still got a pot on his leg and it’s unlikely he’ll play again this year,” he commented. “There might be an outside chance but it’s unlikely at this point.”