WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats coach James Webster says “pride” is the main thing at stake in tomorrow’s game at Warrington.
His side are in dire straits at the foot of the Super League table, having not won since beating Hull KR on February 15.
They are hoping to avoid an eighth successive loss when they head to Halliwell Jones Stadium where, theoretically, they should have positives in their favour.
The Wolves’ own confidence is drained following four straight defeats – their worst run since former Great Britain coach Tony Smith took over in 2009 – while Trinity did win the last meeting between the sides at Warrington last July.
However, struggling Trinity are minus several squad members as well as being low on points.
Webster has already spoken of how their efforts will concentrate on those seven play-off games after round 23 when they are likely to be involved in the middle eight with the Championship top four.
Their Super League status for 2016 will be at stake then, but ahead of tomorrow’s game, the Australian said: “The only thing we’ve got to lose is pride.
“We will be going there and trying to win, like we do every week, but if we can keep gradually learning some lessons from every game, come the back end of the year we will be stronger for it.
“We have got another tough month/six weeks coming up, but we have got to stick at it and see how we come out the other side.”
Webster thinks Warrington’s current form does not give a true picture of their ability.
“At the start of the year I predicted them to be right in with a shout of winning the competition,” he said.
“They have lost their last four, but they’ve been close in every one – unlike us. The odds will be 100-1 against us, like they are every week, but we’ll go out, try to play our best footy and we’ve a half-decent record there recently.
“But they will be a very bruised bunch and they’ll be very, very keen to put right some wrongs.”