Wakefield to welcome back key trio for Catalans

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats coach James Webster has confirmed that three of the club’s biggest stars will return from injury for tomorrow night’s game against Catalans Dragons.

The Wildcats, who are bottom of the table after the opening seven rounds of Super League, have been swamped by a major injury crisis in recent weeks, although that could ease this Thursday.

Half-back pairing Jacob Miller and Tim Smith, as well as captain Danny Kirmond, are all in line to return for the match against the French outfit, who themselves are not in magnificent form.

“We’ve got a few changes; Tim and Jacob come back into the squad, as does Danny which is good,” Webster told TotalRL.com.

“They will replace the likes of Jarrod Sammut; who is in the squad but has shoulder and wrist problems so won’t play. Jordan Crowther is out as is Tom Johnstone.”

Webster admits his side have not been able to train as much as they’d liked in recent weeks, and says the club are simply too low on numbers to be able to have the usual amount of training in preparation for a game.

He said: “We’ll be healthier on the pitch, albeit a little underprepared.

“It’s hard when you can’t train to fix things up; especially our defence. We can’t get enough bodies out there to work on our contact because a lot of guys are carrying niggles.

“We probably had a 30-minute run through before Wigan, but we’ve been able to do a little bit more this week.”