Huge Super League game approaching amazing attendance despite “fan frustrations”

Mark Applegarth has said that Wakefield Trinity’s game against Leigh Leopards on Sunday is a huge game knowing that they are currently four points behind everyone and six points behind the Leopards.

He said on BBC Radio Leeds ahead of the game: “I think every game moving forward until we close that deficit is, we’ve got to get two wins just to get back equal and that’s assuming no one else picks up any points.

“We haven’t hid away from that fact, we didn’t hide away from it last week. We felt that we dipped our toe in that first half, Castleford probably did what we wanted to do to them in the first forty.

“Then the second half it definitely wasn’t through a lack of effort but we weren’t clinical enough. We did a pretty honest review on Monday about it and we were creating opportunities but at this level you’ve got to have the skill and clinicalness to finish them. We’ve been working hard on that all week.

“It’s a tough place to be, we’re the only team in the league that’s not a got a win yet. You can’t go into your shell, as much as some might want to, you’ve got to keep meeting that challenge head on and get through it.

“I’ve got a bunch of players willing to fight through it. We’re not coming up short because we’re not trying, there’s people out there giving it everything. We’ve just got to get that quality about what we do, that’s what top level sport is all about.”

They will certainly have the support of fans with only 300 tickets left.

Applegarth knows they are frustrated speaking to them daily but is hopeful of a sellout:

“Hopefully. I get the fans are frustrated. I live in Wakefield so I speak to a lot of the fans every day, whether I’m out on a dog walk or I’m doing my shopping and there’s a good mixture of people that give you good opinions. Hopefully they’ll be fully behind us and they’ll be cheering the boys over the line to get that first win of the year, which we all desperately want.”

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