Wakefield coach Chris Chester has promised the club’s fans they will get it right and snap their run of poor form – hopefully starting tonight against West Yorkshire rivals Leeds.
Such is the congested nature of Super League this year, Wakefield would move into the play-off places with a win tonight – despite losing their last two games.
And Chester has said he is hopeful the club’s supporters will stick by his side despite disappointing setbacks to St Helens and Huddersfield.
He said: “They’ve (the fans) been fantastic all year and I understand the disappointment of last week because we’re all hurting.
“That’s the worst performance since I’ve been in charge last week – and we’ve now got to make sure that was a one-off. I hope the fans stick with us because we are trying and we want to put things right: hopefully we will do that on Thursday night.
“We’re confident going into the game that we can put a showing in that reflects the Wakefield Trinity of 2017. Play-off rugby is totally different to the league stuff. We’ve got to try and find that extra 10 per cent and hopefully we can do that. We’re looking forward to it.
“I said to the guys after Huddersfield that the crazy thing is, a win takes us back into the top four. That’s how close this competition is this year and we’ve just got to find that extra 10 per cent other teams are finding.”
However, Chester has stuck to his post-match promise at Huddersfield when it comes to team selection – with a number of changes likely tonight.
He commented: “Milky (Jacob Miller) will definitely start in the halves this week. Joe Arundel comes back into the centres and there’s a couple of changes to the make-up of the side. We need to make some changes after last week and we’ve done that – now we’re looking forward to the game.
“It’s the two most important games we’ve had to play this year and we’ve come up short, but we’ve put it to bed. It’s a new week and a very good team we’re facing who are riding high in the competition and playing really well, and we’re up against it. We had a good game against them the last time we played down here and we’re looking forward to it.”