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Super League club set to announce new deals for key players in next “two or three days”

Wakefield Trinity coach Mark Applegarth has hinted at some exciting news in terms of retention in the coming days.

This came as he shut down rumours that Mason Lino could be headed to Leeds Rhinos and that Jordy Crowther was Castleford Tigers bound ahead of the news tonight that Lino had extended his stay at the club.

He said that there could be some announcements about retentions in the coming days.

“I think there’ll be some good news over the next two or three days in regards to some of the players that are out contract,” he said on BBC Radio Leeds.

“I know it seems like there’s a load of negative press coming out but there has been a lot of work happening behind the scenes on getting that culture where we want it, the players that we’ve identified that will be key to that.”

This week Trinity take on Leigh Leopards in the Challenge Cup.

Applegarth is looking forward to it:

“The Challenge Cup is a prestigious competition and no one wants to do it a disservice.

“You’re right in that our league position is of more importance to us this year but we’ll be going out and wanting to represent Wakefield Trinity in the right way in the Challenge Cup.

“Obviously there’s a couple of senior heads missing but that doesn’t mean we’re writing it off, we’re using it as a chance to give a couple of younger lads a taste of first team rugby.

“We’re looking at building some combos, we look a bit afraid to play and I just want us to go out there, express ourselves a bit more and play with some more fluency. I’d just like to see the lads play without fear and be less rigid, that’s not Wakefield for me and that’s something I’ve been trying to work on the past couple of weeks, giving them more of a license to play.”

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