Wakefield’s Chris Riley looking to prove doubters wrong

On-loan Wakefield winger Chris Riley believes the squad are more than capable of causing a huge upset on Friday night, as they look to avenge last weekend’s heavy cup defeat against Leeds Rhinos.

The Rhinos were rampant in a 60-6 win last Sunday, and the two sides meet again on Friday in a Super League clash. However, despite that heavy defeat, Riley insists the Wildcats can go there with every belief of winning.

“The attitude will be there on Friday; we’re going there to upset them and get the two points. I don’t think we can put out a worse performance than we did last week, but I’m very confident in the team we’ve got here,” Riley said.

“We need to start improving, and there’s no better place to do that than Leeds away from home.

“We’re trying to prove a few people wrong and find a few combinations that are working for us, so it’s been tough. I’ve got really stuck into training this week and we’re really looking forward to proving a few people wrong on Friday night.”

Riley admits he didn’t see such a heavy scoreline coming against the Rhinos, despite him being back at parent club Warrington for Challenge Cup week however, he assured fans that the team are sticking together in tough times.

“Obviously I went back to Warrington for the Challenge Cup game, but it was a result that I didn’t see coming. We didn’t play well against Hull KR but I really thought we would turn it around and hit back.

“Spirits aren’t too high, because it’s disappointing to go out of the cup so early. It was a tough tie but we wanted to put a better performance in. We’re sticking together though.”

Read a full interview with Wakefield’s on-loan winger in Monday’s League Express, where he discusses his loan move from Warrington, and his hopes for the rest of the season.

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