WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats winger Peter Fox has likened his centre partner to the great Matt Gidley.
The West Yorkshire club head to St Helens tonight hoping to secure consecutive Super League wins for the first time this season.
A new-look squad has taken time to gel following Richard Agar’s appointment as coach but their victory over Salford City Reds has lifted spirits.
And Fox, who arrived from Hull Kingston Rovers, believes the signs are there that they can now kick-on, especially if his link up play with Australian recruit Dean Collis continues to prosper this season.
“He reminds me a lot of Matt Gidley,” he told the Yorkshire Post, referring to the legendary former Saints and Australia centre.
“The skills Dean has and the way in which he draws wingers in are just like what Gidley used to do.
“He put me away for a nice try against Salford and it is a sign that some of our combinations are starting to click.”
Ominously, though, so are Saints.
Following a disastrous start to the season where the beaten Grand Finalists went five games without a win – costing Royce Simmons his job – they are currently aiming for a fifth successive victory.
“I saw them blow Warrington away and realised then they’re getting back to their old attacking selves,” admitted Fox.
“But we’ve got belief in ourselves and are looking for a full 80 minutes performance,” he said.
“That’s our aim. We won against Salford but didn’t perform for the full match. We need to do that at Saints.”
The staging of the Carnegie Challenge Cup quarter-finals has been confirmed with Leeds Rhinos heading to Leigh next Friday (8pm) and Huddersfield Giants hosting London Broncos on Sunday May 13 (5pm).
The Giants game will be shown live on Sky Sports 2 while the BBC will televise the remaining two ties next Saturday.
Wigan Warriors face St Helens at 2.30pm, live on BBC1, and Warrington Wolves’ game against Catalan Dragons in Perpignan is shown on BBC2 at 3.10pm.