Trinity boss Chris Chester has spoken to the press ahead of Sunday afternoon’s clash with Hull FC in Round 13 of the Betfred Super League.
As Trinity are looking for a league double over the Black and Whites, Chris Chester was full of nothing but praise for his side, after registering an incredible Easter Monday win over rivals Leeds Rhinos.
Chester said: “I’m feeling great. It was a really pleasing win against Leeds. I’m not sure how we did it, but we’re a team that never gets beat on effort.”
“You look at the quality we had on the side-line, but my boys never know when they’re
beaten. They gave it everything on Monday and came out victorious.”
“It was a special win and certainly my best one as a rugby league coach.”
“We’re not superstars, but we’ve got guys here who never want to let the team down.”
The head coach was also pleased with performances from Mason Caton-Brown and debutant Lee Kershaw, and commented on potential returns for some key players.
“Mason’s been great. He’s fitted in really well and has been outstanding. Credit to Mason –
it’s been an easy transition for him. And young Lee Kershaw that made over 200 metres,
scored a try on debut and did a lot of good things on the field. It was pleasing day for
everyone on Monday.”
“In terms of players coming back, we’ll have Kyle Wood and Tyler Randell back this week.
We’ve got a doubt over Craig Kopczak with a foot. We’re probably looking at another three
or four weeks for others.”
Looking ahead to Sunday’s fixture, Chester admits that Trinity’s trip to the KCOM Stadium
will be no easy one.
“They’ll be a tough team to beat; they’re very hard to beat at home.”
“They’re a good side and they’ve got some brilliant players. We need another step-up from
the performance at the weekend, but there’s no reason we can’t go there and get another
Wakefield full-back Max Jowitt has also spoken to the press, pleased with the opportunity
and run of games he has been able to have with the first team.
“It’s been good. It’s been a real confidence booster for me, especially when we’ve been
getting a few wins under our belt.”
“I’m enjoying rugby at the moment. I’ve been waiting patiently for my time and when it
comes I’m grabbing it with both hands, going out on the field and putting in the best
performance I can.”
“I’m giving 100% every time I walk out onto that field.”
Jowitt also commented on Trinity’s team efforts in tough times, and gave his thoughts on
Sunday’s meeting with Hull FC.
“We’ve got a really strong squad now, and I think it shows with the amount of injuries we’ve got. It shows we’ve got a lot of depth, and for those players to come through and still play with a lot of spirit and get the wins.”
“I think Hull will be coming out to this game with a strong team. They’ll be wanting to
improve on their performance over Easter, especially against St Helens. I think they’ll come out fighting and we’ll need to match that. We’re looking to get them two points to budge us up that ladder a bit more.”
“It’s going to be a really important game for us this weekend. People are fearing us, so we’re coming into every game confident.”