Jones-Bishop and Wakefield only looking up

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats winger Ben Jones-Bishop has insisted that, following Sunday’s win against Huddersfield, the only way his side are looking on the table is upwards.

That win at the Giants made it all-but certain Wakefield will feature in the Super 8s later this year, moving them seven points clear of ninth-placed Hull KR with just five games left in the regular season.

Trinity can mathematically secure a place in the eight if results go their way this weekend, including a victory for them against Leeds, and Jones-Bishop told the Yorkshire Evening Post that they’re not looking over their shoulder anymore – they’re eyeing up the teams as high as St Helens in fifth position.

“We’re just looking up now. It’s very congested in those five, six, seven, eight spots,” he said.

“There’s still points and positions to be played for. We’re looking up at Cas and Widnes but obviously Saints as well.”

However, Jones-Bishop conceded he is wary of former side Leeds following their 8-0 win against Salford at the weekend.

“They have been conceding quite a few points and that will probably lift the confidence massively,” he said.

“They have bodies coming back slowly. It’s been a tough year for them but I’m sure they have enough quality that they will pick up.”