Jacob Miller reveals who the Wakefield players want to take over as head coach

Being part of the furniture at Belle Vue meant that when Chris Chester lost his job after almost six years at the Wakefield helm, it was rather an emotional exit.

That was true for players and coaches alike as star halfback Jacob Miller opened up on the effect that the news of Chester’s sacking had had on the playing group.

“It’s a difficult time for everyone at the club whenever you’ve had a coach leave that you built relationships with, so it was disappointing when Chezzy (Chris Chester) left,” Miller said.

However, current interim head coach Willie Poching has done a marvellous job so far, and Miller – and the rest of the Trinity squad – are hoping he gets the gig after helping to turn things around.

“It’s been a bit of a freshener with new ideas under Willie and having a few home games obviously helps.

“We came in pretty early in pre-season and slogged it out and we just felt we owed it to ourselves to do the best we can at the end of the season because we’ve let the coaching staff and ourselves down.

“He hasn’t changed a great deal but he’s stripped it back and explained why you play the game and why you play for each other so thats we’ve been doing.

“I think the boys would like to see him take it on next year – he’s been with us a little bit now and had a sneak peek at what we need to get better at and improve on.

“He’s got a little bit of a headstart on what he thinks we need and results have shown that he’s probably the right man for the job.”

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