Wakefield Trinity are chasing another forward to bolster their squad for 2021.
Coach Chris Chester says he is looking to inject more quality into his pack, while a halfback is also high on his wish list and Wakefield remain hopeful of securing a deal for Sam Williams, who played for the NRL’s Canberra Raiders in 2020.
Back-to-back wins haven’t changed the club’s recruitment hopes, though budgets may dictate that some players also need to head out of the club to free up salary-cap space.
That could prove challenging, but Wakefield do look set to make changes and the club is now in the process of assessing the current market and plotting their attack.
It comes after a dramatic week for the club, which started with a newspaper report of a player revolt.
An unnamed source told the Daily Star that the players wanted Chester sacked after an awful run of form.
But Wakefield have since won back-to-back games – their first victories since coming out of lockdown – after a ten-match losing streak.
“Those comments haven’t come from within the dressing room itself,” Chester said.
“I couldn’t be more proud of how they’ve stuck together. Make no bones about it, it’s not been good enough and one win doesn’t relieve anything, it just gives us something to work with.
“What makes me even more proud is how we’ve stuck together. The comments put out there have been quite personal and I’m quite thick-skinned, but when your family read comments like that you wonder whether it’s worth it. I love coaching and love being the coach of Wakefield Trinity, but we got the rewards and as a group they wanted to win for themselves, for me and the club and that’s what makes me proud.”
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