We’re full of confidence, says Richard Agar

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats head coach admits their victory over Hull FC last weekend has done wonders for their confidence, and they are more than ready to head to Widnes tomorrow night.

The Wildcats maintained their six-point cushion over the relegation zone with their 23-16 win at the KC Stadium last Sunday, and Agar believes the way his side dealt with being 16-0 down at one point made the win even more satisfying.

“It was a win that gave us a shot in the arm and a bit of a boost in confidence. The boys’ attitude has been great for a while; they’ve tried their hardest to attack every game with the right attitude,” Agar claimed.

“It was good to get the win and hopefully we can get another this weekend. The fact that it was such a good response from our guys was great.

“We were facing a 16-0 scoreline against us and it could have been quite easy to go into our shell. However, the opposite happened and we threw everything we had at Hull.”

Agar has publicly spoken of how long his side has taken to gel after several late recruits, and he admits the current makeup of his side could be the one that sticks, stating: “We’re giving our new combinations a chance; Pita (Godinet) is getting better and Harry Siejka is starting to understand what we want a lot more.”

Agar confirmed that Dean Collis and Reece Lyne are not available to play this weekend, but could be ready in time for the Magic Weekend derby against Castleford next weekend. Taulima Tautai however, could be out for longer.

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