Wakefield Trinity v Huddersfield Giants: Fine tuning could see Wildcats topple Giants

IT is only his second game in charge but Wakefield Trinity Wildcats head coach Chris Chester is expecting to reap some dividends today.

Wakefield Trinity head coach, Chris Chester. Picture: Scott Merrylees

His side host Huddersfield Giants in his first home game since taking charge.

For all Chester has had little time to work with his squad, the pressing aim is to gain a victory given they have won just once all season.

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They showed ample endeavour but too little finishing quality during his opening game at Hull FC last week, a 22-4 defeat.

“I am looking forward to it,” said the former Hull KR chief.

“I’m enjoying working again. There’s a lot of good people down here and a lot of volunteers, which typifies what this club is all about.

“I am happy with the squad we’ve got available and am looking forward to Friday and the Easter period in general. We have just got to turn effort into points.

“We were in the game for large parts of it last week. We just lacked a bit of execution with the ball.

“The guys just need to start believing in themselves a bit more, but we feel we aren’t that far away.”

Huddersfield are only above bottom-paced Wakefield courtesy of a superior points difference but remain favourites to kick-start their campaign.

“We know Huddersfield’s strengths,” said Chester.

“They’ve been a top-four side for the last few years, but it is a bit of fine-tuning with ourselves more than anything.

“We are trying to build confidence from what we are doing in training. I look at the squad and we’ve got 28 or 29 fit players and not many teams can say that at this time of year. We’ve potentially got a few coming back over the Easter period, too.”