Wakefield Trinity Wildcats a different beast, says boss

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats head coach James Webster has warned that his side are not the same team who suffered two thumping defeats to Leeds Rhinos earlier in the season – admitting they believe they have every chance of causing another upset by beating the Rhinos tonight.

Since Webster took charge, the Wildcats are unbeaten in their last three games – with Joe Westerman’s touchline conversion denying them a third straight win last weekend, as they drew with Hull FC. And Webster insists things have changed since the last time Wakey and Leeds met, and they have to believe they can get a famous result that would all but secure safety.

“Our mentality is we are going out to win the game,” he said, with Wakefield in 11th spot. “We go into every game thinking we can win and why shouldn’t we?

“It is not lost on us that the last two times we played Leeds we were well and truly put to the sword. But some things have changed since then and we have got the belief that if we turn up with our best game we have got a chance of winning.

“We are also realistic enough to realise that if we don’t turn up really committed and play to our maximum potential there’s a chance it won’t be a great result for us.”

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