Fifita set to return

David Fifita is among the big-name Wakefield players who will return this week and be given the opportunity to salvage Trinity’s season.

Fifita has not played for the club since he was stood down last month for refusing to wear a GPS tracker, which appeared to throw his future at Trinity into serious doubt.

However, after returning to training last week and completing his return protocol, League Express understands that Fifita will be thrown straight back into the side alongside a number of other returning team-mates for this Friday’s game against Wigan.

Chris Chester insisted last week that any talk of a rift with Fifita had now been put to bed.

He said: “I wasn’t privy to the conversations that the CEO and Chairman had with Dave and his agent, but I’ve been told there’s been a real buy-in from Dave moving forward and it’s water under the bridge now.

“We look forward to getting Dave back to the form he was in at the start of last season. He’s back in training and it’s a real positive for everyone.”

Captain Jacob Miller is among the other big names who have also returned to full training with Fifita, alongside Tinirau Arona, Matty Ashurst and James Batchelor, while winger Tom Johnstone could also come into contention for selection against Wigan.

Meanwhile, League Express understands that Wakefield have had no contact with Catalans Dragons over a potential move for Fifita.

The French side was linked as a possible destination for Fifita when he was stood down and his future at the club became unclear, but it is believed that the Dragons have not made an approach with Wakefield in regards to signing the player.

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