Sky Sports pundits think Wakefield could look for new coach after Castleford defeat

Wakefield Trinity are now four points adrift at the bottom of the Super League table after eight defeats in the first eight games.

Tonight in Rivals Round they lost to West Yorkshire rivals Castleford Tigers 16-4 with Greg Eden notching two vital tries.

The result sees the Tigers move onto four points and leaves Trinity two wins away from being level on points with their closest rivals at the bottom.

Thus, Sky Sports presenter Brian Carney has suggested that Mark Applegarth’s job could be in danger.

He said during the game: “There is Michael Carter, Chief Executive of Wakefield. He has signalled his intention to stand down by the end of the season.

“I wonder for Mark Applegarth, his appointment, Wakefield may look to make a change.”

Jon Wells added:

“It will weigh very heavily on Michael Carter because Mark Applegarth is well regarded and well liked so it is not a decision he would take lightly.”

Lastly Jamie Jones-Buchanan believes that Applegarth has not been able to show his best as a coach of this team:

“Contest is king, Daryl Powell built something at Castleford, struggled last year at Warrington Wolves but because he had that prior history to lean on they stuck by him.

“Mark Applegarth doesn’t have that as a former youth coach and that is disappointing because under different circumstances with a different group that hasn’t been turned over as much as this Wakefield side have, this shouldn’t be a reflection of him as a coach.”

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