Wakefield down to “bare bones”, says Webster

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats coach James Webster says the club are down to the “bare bones” in the forwards, as they gear up for the visit of the champions this coming Friday.

Wakefield will be attempting to avoid a second straight Super League defeat when they welcome St Helens to Belle Vue on Friday night, but Webster admits they will be doing it tough when it comes to squad selection.

“We’re at the bare bones,” he said. “We’ve got four middles busted.

“It was going to happen at some stage during the year. I didn’t expect it to happen in round two or three but but we’ve still got a real strong team and we’ve no excuses going into this game.”

One of those middles who Webster described as “busted” is prop Scott Anderson, who could miss up to three months of action due to a medial ligament injury.

“Scott has done his medial,” Webster said. “He’s seen a special and we should have the scans back later (on Wednesday) afternoon.

“If it’s a full rupture, which might require surgery, we are looking at three months. Otherwise it will be two months.”