After seven rounds, Wakefield Trinity are yet to win a game.
Making matters worse, they have failed to score in four of their seven games this season being kept to nil against Wigan Warriors, Huddersfield Giants, Leeds Rhinos and St Helens to start the season.
Tonight they face the tough task of taking on rivals Castleford Tigers. It is a fixture they have only won once in the last 10 attempts.
However, in the eyes of former Wakefield player Kyle Amor tonight’s game represents a chance for Trinity to kick start their season.
He believes a win tonight could lead to more wins throughout the season and give them a chance of avoiding relegation as the season unfolds.
Amor said on The Last Tackle podcast: “This could almost be the catalyst for more results down the line for them. If they can get over the top of their nearest and dearest at their own patch it’ll be a huge boost for them.
“At this stage of the season it’s already looking like the battle for the wooden spoon.”
The two sides only have one win between them after seven rounds.
Nathan Mason is set for a debut after joining fellow Huddersfield Giants stars on loan at Wakefield in the shape of Innes Senior and Sam Hewitt.
Will Dagger is also set for another appearance.
Trinity are boosted by the return of Kevin Proctor and hooker Liam Hood.
After his recent loan spell from Wigan Warriors, Tom Forber is not included. He has likely returned to the Warriors who could have selection problems of their own at nine with Sam Powell likely set for a move into the halves with Cade Cust a doubt and Jai Field out for 10 weeks.
As for Castleford, Jacob Miller is in contention to feature against his old side for the first time since making the switch, while Joe Westerman knows both sides of this fixture having featured in both camps.
Gareth Widdop drops out of the squad while Adam Milner will serve the second of his two-game suspension so will not be involved; however the Tigers ranks have been bolstered by the return of Niall Evalds from injury, and the loan signing of Luis Johnson from Hull Kingston Rovers.
The return of Niall Evalds is huge for the West Yorkshire side.