Wakefield will let Danny Brough decide if he is willing to play on through the pain barrier after the half-back became their latest injury worry after suffering a break in his thumb over the weekend.
Trinity could be without nine senior players for Thursday’s derby at Castleford, after Anthony England, Jacob Miller, Kyle Wood and Reece Lyne all left the field with injuries during Friday’s win against Wigan.
But League Express can reveal Brough also suffered an injury during that game, with only scans over the weekend showing that Brough played on with a break in his thumb as he guided Trinity to joint-third in the table courtesy of the 30-20 win against the champions.
However, coach Chris Chester told League Express that the half-back is desperate to be involved over Easter, irrespective of the injury.
“He’s got a break in part of his thumb, and it’ll get wired either today (Monday) or tomorrow,” Chester said.
“Broughy being Broughy, he wants to try and play at the weekend and help the team out where he can. Nothing is decided yet though, and it probably won’t be immediately.”
Chester also confirmed that the likes of Ben Reynolds and Chris Annakin have been recalled from their respective loan deals at Featherstone and Dewsbury, and both come into contention for Thursday’s trip to the Tigers as Wakefield count the cost of Friday’s win against Wigan.
Captain Miller will be likely missing for a number of weeks after suffering a medial cruciate ligament injury in his knee, while Trinity are waiting on scans to determine the length of absence for prop Anthony England.
However, League Express understands that both Wood and Lyne, who were also withdrawn during Friday’s win, have not yet been definitively ruled out of the game against the Tigers – in which a victory for Wakefield would see them move outright clear in third place at the start of a busy period for the club.