Wakefield Trinity v Catalans Dragons: Chris Chester confident wins will come for ailing Trinity

Wakefield's John Kear, left, and Chris Chester
Wakefield's John Kear, left, and Chris Chester
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COACH Chris Chester admits Wakefield Trinity need to pick up points but insists there is no despondency in the camp.

Trinity go into tomorrow’s visit of Catalans Dragons on a run of three successive Super League defeats.

But they arguably had the toughest Easter schedule of any team and Chester saw enough good signs to be convinced his team will soon rally.

“It is important we start putting some wins together,” he admitted.

“But we have got a decent month coming up and we are not too despondent. We ran Warrington close last weekend and should have won that game, there’s no doubts about that.

“I thought we were the better team, but our game-management was not very good in the second half.

It is important we start putting some wins together. But we have got a decent month coming up and we are not too despondent.

Wakefield coach, Chris Chester

“We needed to kick the ball a bit better and grind out our sets instead of playing too much open football.

“We also ran Wigan close at home and that was a game we probably threw away, so that’s two games on the bounce we’ve done that.

“It shows how far we’ve come that we are really disappointed not to come away from games against Wigan and Warrington with wins.”

Trinity began this round in seventh, Catalans – who they beat in Perpignan earlier this term – one point better off in sixth.

“It is an important game because they are in and around us,” Chester said.

“Some of the top teams lost last weekend and the bottom ones won so the middle third of the table is looking quite compressed.

“But we can only look after ourselves and we have to make sure we start winning some games.”

Wakefield are boosted by the return of centre Joe Arundel and back-row Matty Ashurst after injury with Max Jowitt and Jordan Crowther making way in Chester’s 19-man squad.

He will recall Scott Grix, too, after resting the Ireland full-back last week but Catalans welcome back former Australia back-row Greg Bird after a seven-game absence and Kiwi centre Krisnan Inu.