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Morgan Smith makes bold claim about Wakefield Trinity in 2023

Yesterday, Wakefield confirmed their first major signing for 2023.

This came in the shape of former Warrington and London halfback Morgan Smith after an impressive stint at hometown club Featherstone in which he scored 21 tries in 25 games.

However, despite enjoying his time at Fev, he couldn’t pass up an opportunity to return to Super League joining Trinity as Jacob Miller’s replacement after Miller continued this Wakefield postcode switch around by heading over to Castleford alongside fellow halfback Gareth Widdop from Warrington.

That said, Smith is guaranteed a spot in the halves with Lee Gaskell and Mason Lino already at the club.

However, talking on Wakefield’s Twitter, Smith stated that he wants to nail down the halfback spot in 2023 and made a bold claim about Wakefield’s prospects next season believing they could make the play-offs with the squad they’re bringing together:

“I want to cement that halfback spot net season, keep learning and hopefully do a really good job for the team in 2023. With the group we are building here at the club, I think we can do a really good job next season and get in those play-off positions come the back end of the season.

Wakefield haven’t finished in the top six since back to back fifth place finishes in 2017 and 2018 as Trinity enjoyed their best spell in Super League history emulating their best finish of fifth in 2009 under John Kear.

Since then, Trinity have been involved in survival battles in 2019 and 2022 alongside disappointing seasons in 2020 and 2021.

Can Smith’s arrival and the appointment of new coach Mark Applegarth take Trinity back up the table?

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