New Wakefield Trinity Wildcats head coach James Webster has spoken out on the decision to uphold Bradford’s six-point deduction for entering administration, admitting it is fantastic they still have their gap over the Bulls.
After the appeal against the deduction was rejected on Wednesday, it means Wakefield still maintain a six-point gap over the Bulls. And Webster – who takes charge for the first time tomorrow against London – says it has a big affect on proceedings regarding the entire game, not just certain clubs.
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in the decision. Obviously it has an affect on us; it has an affect on a lot of teams and it will affect the game in general, to be honest,” Webster said.
“The only thing I’d say is I don’t know why they went into administration – and I don’t know why they appealed. Obviously it’s fantastic that we’re still six points ahead of Bradford, but if you’re asking me whether it should have been upheld or not, I don’t know the answer.
“It’s all been quite secretive; you hear a lot of rumours but nobody knows the fact. Obviously if we’re talking about just points then it’s good news for us.”
Webster also stated that a victory tomorrow will not make them safe, stating there is still a long way to go in the campaign. He said: “I definitely don’t think we’ll be safe. There’s eleven games left after this, which will be more than enough.”