Wakefield forward Ben Harrison has stressed that although the league table may suggest they have nothing to play for, there is plenty of motivation within their group to secure victory against high-flying Hull FC tonight.
Harrison, who has played a handful of games for Trinity since joining on loan from Warrington, will likely feature again tonight as the Wildcats look to end their home campaign on a high against Lee Radford’s side.
And the forward insisted that with the final home game and the chance to send the fans away for the winter happy, there is enough to get them motivated for a game against a side looking to remain in the hunt for the League Leader’s Shield.
He said: “Defensively we were good in parts against Catalans.
“We know we can put our attack right but it’s the last home game, Scott Anderson is retiring and there’s a close-knit bunch of guys who want to put a performance in for the fans.
“Some guys are leaving and moving on to different clubs so there’s a lot to play for: maybe not position-wise but definitely in terms of pride.
“We want to send them off on a high. There’s plenty to be achieved when you’re playing someone like Hull FC who are flying high and obviously won the Challenge Cup.”
However, despite back-to-back defeats in the league following their Wembley triumph last month, Harrison is refusing to underestimate the Black and Whites in tonight’s televised game.
“It’ll be a tough game; they’ve got a massive pack with top half-backs and they’re all-round a really good outfit,” he said. “That’s proven by where they are in the league table.
“We’ve reviewed them and we’ve tried to pick a strategy we think might benefit us and we’re going in fully confident we can get a result against them and send the boys off on a high note.”