Wakefield Trinity coach Willie Poching insists his side are not looking any further ahead than Sunday’s Betfred Super League clash with Salford Red Devils at the Be Well Support Stadium (Wakefield 8/15, Salford 17/10, Tie 20/1 – Match Betting).
After a difficult start to the season, Trinity (20/1 Challenge Cup Outright) appear to be finding some form after following up back-to-back wins in the Betfred Super League along with last weekend’s Challenge Cup success at Warrington Wolves.
That cup victory has set up a quarter-final home tie with Wigan Warriors next week, but Poching does not want his players distracted by that upcoming clash and he is instead focused on them maintaining their winning momentum when they take on Salford.
“Momentum can stop just like that and we are conscious of that, but our focus is Salford and we will do our due diligence and prepare as best we can for that game,” Poching said, as per Sky Sports.
“Then we will move on to Wigan at home, which is a big one, so hopefully we can do the right job next week and we can look at what Wigan bring after that.”
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Salford sit three places above Wakefield in the standings, but Red Devils coach Paul Rowley knows his side will be facing an improving opponent on Sunday.
“It will be a great game,” Rowley said. “They are a good side and well coached and you only have to look at the starting 17 it is as good as any.
“They had two fantastic results against Warrington so we are up against it but we are up for the challenge.”
The Red Devils will be boosted by the earlier than expected return from injury of centre Dan Sarginson, who will be joined in the squad by Ken Sio, Sam Luckley and Amir Bourouh, who are also set to make comebacks.
Wakefield have made only one change to their squad from last weekend’s Challenge Cup victory over Warrington, with wing Tom Johnstone available once again following concussion.
There are also five Betfred Championship matches to take in on Sunday, including at the Millennium Stadium where Featherstone Rovers (10/11 Grand Final Winner) will be looking to move to the top of the standings by beating Sheffield Eagles.
Third-place Barrow Raiders (25/1 Grand Final Winner) will also be in action when they welcome Batley Bulldogs to Craven Park, while London Broncos will be seeking their first win of the season against Bradford Bulls in another of the standout fixtures.
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