Wakefield Trinity Wildcats head coach Richard Agar admits his side must keep improving if they are to avoid relegation this season, as they face a potentially huge clash against London this weekend.
The Wildcats and the Broncos were the two teams tipped to struggle at the beginning of the campaign – and they only have one victory between them so far in 2014. That came last weekend, when the Wildcats defeated an out of sorts Catalan; but Agar believes the squad are excited about the remainder of the season, as their new recruits begin to settle in.
“We’ve just got to keep on improving ourselves. The boys are genuinely excited about what sort of team we can become,” Agar claimed.
“From a bit of doom and gloom after the performance against Bradford, all of a sudden we get Sammut and Scruton in the team, Harry’s (Siejka) come to boost us in the halves and Collis is back on the field.
“Plus we’ve got Tautai in terrific form, people are getting to know each other better and we’re getting more people on the practice park which is making practice better.”
Agar also believes the Wildcats are in for potentially a tougher test this weekend against London, than they were posed against Catalan last weekend.
“We’ve come off the back of a good win but we probably think we’ll get a tougher challenge this week. We think we’ll get a more spirited and committed side, and that’s not taking anything away from Catalans. But the way they played at the weekend has had big ramifications for them.
“We are starting to understand what is going to make us a good team and we’re confident we can get there. The season isn’t going to be decided on rounds three, four and five, it’s going to be a lot longer period than this.”