As Wakefield Trinity prepare for their Challenge Cup clash against Leigh Leopards which they hope will spark their season into life, Mark Applegarth gave some team news.
There is one young man he excited to see play:
“Ollie Pratt is in line to play, an exciting talent who we signed when he was 14 so I’m really excited to see him over the next few years and I think Wakefield Trinity fans should be as well,” Applegarth said on BBC Radio Leeds.
“He’s a very athletic centre with plenty of pace on him and we’ve just been waiting for the right time to give him a taste of first team rugby.
“We thank York for giving him time in the Championship to develop and we’ve got full intention of he’s not playing for Wakefield, to let him go back out there.
“Tomorrow night seems the right time to give him a taste of first time and I can’t wait to see him out on the field.”
He also spoke about Dane Windrow: “He’s been working patiently behind the scenes and with Tash’s finger injury I’ll be playing both players to make their debut.”
He also confirmed that Luke Gale could have played if not cup tied:
“I’d have probably played him and probably given Mason a bit of a freshen up because he’s been playing pretty tough, so yeah I probably would have done but I’m not stressed either way. it’s another chance for Morgan and Mason to keep working on their partnership.”