More to Bradford than Gaskell, insists Smith

Wakefield coach Brian Smith has insisted there is more to this weekend’s opponents Bradford than just half-back Lee Gaskell.

Gaskell has long been touted as the most influential player at the Bulls this season, claims which were backed up by him scoring a hat-trick during their 42-10 win against Sheffield last weekend.

But Smith says although he’s a good player, there’s more the Wildcats will have to be wary of than the former St Helens half-back.

“I’ve been made aware of his effect on their team,” he said.

“Just individually you can see he’s a nice mover, gets around the field well and has a fair bit of energy about him so I can see why he’d make a difference. But he’s one of a number of guys in their team that we’ll need to be right on our toes with

“To be fair, last week they were in total control against Sheffield and virtually everyone in their team played very good football

“There was nothing weak about anyone last week that I saw.

“We need to do a hell of a lot better than Sheffield did if we want to compete.

“But I’m confident we can and put some real pressure on Bradford – then we’ll see how they deal with that.”