Wakefield Wildcats v Castleford Tigers: Agar seeks redemption

Richard Agar
Richard Agar

WITH the Good Friday defeat to Castleford Tigers still fresh in the memory, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats head coach Richard Agar is looking for pay-back in the Magic Weekend derby tomorrow, Saturday.

Both teams travel to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on the back of defeats but it is the one-sided 34-16 home loss to Tigers during Easter that Agar wants to avenge.

He said: “Any fan will tell you that victory over derby rivals is the sweetest and, while most losses are tough to handle, derby losses hurt you that little bit more.”

“It [Magic Weekend] is a good opportunity to put right some wrongs of that night when Castleford totally out-played us.

“We have a chance of some redemption and I will be extremely disappointed if that is not reflected in the way we perform on Saturday.”

Agar’s comments are echoed by returning second rower Danny Kirmond who said: “It’s a big deal to get one over on Castleford. It was a disappointing performance [on Good Friday].

“We missed a few players which hurt us but we have a massive chance to put it right.”

Read today’s Wakefield Express for more build-up to the big game and news from Wakefield Wildcats.