Rovers return may be perfect timing for Fox

Wakefield Wildcats' Peter Fox.
Wakefield Wildcats' Peter Fox.
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WAKEFIELD TRINITY Wildcats winger Peter Fox has targeted reaching a significant milestone at his former club Hull KR.

Trinity head to East Yorkshire on Sunday with the ex-England wideman needing just two tries to reach 150 in his career.

Fox, who scored 56 times for Rovers during a four-year stint at Craven Park before rejoining Wakefield, admitted: “Hull KR would be a nice place to get to 150.

“But I want to win the game and for us to stay up in the relegation battle. If I don’t score again all year and we stay up I’m happy; the team is the most important thing.”

Team-mates Kyle Trout and Matty Wildie have been allowed to move out on loan given the current strength of the options available to coach Richard Agar.

Back-row Trout has moved to Batley Bulldogs for a month with hooker Wildie doing likewise at Doncaster. Another Trinity player currently operating in the Championship – second-row Lucas Walshaw – is recovering after biting off part of his tongue while in action for Dewsbury Rams against Sheffield Eagles.

“He got a head shot right at the start of the game, and the end bit of his tongue got bit off and was hanging down,” said Glenn Morrison, the Dewsbury coach and former Wakefield second-row.

“He played on for another five or 10 minutes but it wouldn’t stop bleeding so we had to get him off, and as soon as the doctor took a look at it that was it.

“He wasn’t too happy but he toughed it out, stayed with us on the sidelines ‘til the end of the game, then went off to hospital.

“I think he’s had about 12 stitches to get it reattached. He didn’t sound too good when I spoke to him, but I guess his mouth was still numb.”

Remarkably, dual-registered Walshaw, 21, says he will be fit and ready for action for Sunday’s game against Workington.