Wildcats can keep improving, says Richard Agar

Wakefield head coach Richard Agar believes there is even more improvement to come from his side, despite them posting two straight victories in the last two weeks.

The Wildcats host table-topping St Helens this weekend – who will be without a number of key players – hoping to get their third win in succession as they continue to push on in 2014. However, despite heavy victories over Catalan and London, Agar is certain there is more to come.

“It has given us confidence, impetus and something to work on. We still think we’re a long way away from where we need to be, and we think we’ve got a lot of improving in us,” Agar said.

“We showed some good signs to score tries in different ways though last week, and as we get everyone back to fitness it creates competition for places.

“I sat down two weeks ago and people described the previous two clashes as four-pointers, but yet I’ve looked at the table and we’re sat on four points, not eight. They were viewed as important games and I thought we got the job done well in both of them.”

As mentioned, the Saints will be without several key figures this Sunday – including star half-back Luke Walsh, who has been ruled out for six weeks with a calf injury. Despite that, Agar still labelled the game as a ‘huge challenge’, insisting it will be an incredibly tough clash.

“This week we’re playing a team who have only used 19 players up to this week, and their continuity has helped them to start how they have.

“However, this week they are going to have to make some changes, and maybe play people out of position, or bring youngsters in. We’re playing a team where we’re not sure what the lineup will be, but it’s a huge challenge. they’re unbeaten and they play some really good stuff.

“Their teamwork impresses me; how hard they’re working for each other.”

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