Wakefield Wildcats: Raleigh receives injury boost

INJURY BOOST: Andy Raleigh could be fit to play against Leeds this Friday after scans showed he had not suffered a fractured cheekbone
INJURY BOOST: Andy Raleigh could be fit to play against Leeds this Friday after scans showed he had not suffered a fractured cheekbone

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have received a boost with the news prop Andy Raleigh has not suffered a fractured cheekbone and could be fit to feature against Leeds Rhinos this Friday.

Wildcats head coach Richard Agar feared Raleigh could be out for the rest of the season after suffering a suspected fractured cheekbone during Wakefield’s 20-18 defeat at Leeds last Friday.

But scans have revealed there is no break and Raleigh, who scored in Wakefield’s slender defeat, could be straight back into the reckoning for the second match agaist the champions in a week when the sides meet at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Friday.

Wakefield could also be boosted by the return of centre Dean Collis from a hamstring injury but Agar is still awaiting news on captain Danny Kirmond’s availability after the second row left the Headingley Carnegie pitch with a leg injury against the Rhinos.