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Wakefield CEO claims relegation could be a God-send for the club

Wakefield Trinity are currently starring relegation in the face as they remain without a win after 12 games and in 75% of their games have failed to score more than one try.

However, with IMG’s changes coming in and with Wakefield developing impressively off the field, departing CEO Michael Carter has explained that relegation could be a God-send in an interview with Sky Sports.

“Sometimes you’ve got to take one step backwards to take two steps forward so if the worst does happen and obviously I don’t want that to happen, but if it does then this could be a God-send,” he said.

“We need to earn out of this pitch. We’ve got a forecast of about £100 grand a year to earn out of this pitch, our forecast to earn out of that (stadium and facilities) is £500 grand a year. That will fuel the spending salary cap and that has always been the ultimate aim.

“We are where we are but we’re fighting like hell to stay up but we have got plans in place that if the worst happens then we can bounce back.”

He also addressed if this was one relegation battle too many for the club:

“I think it’s a fair charge, what I said right at the outset walking in the door was that I can spend what I can spend.

“The revenues that come in is what we spend, I’m not in a position where I can do a Ken Davies or Simon Moran and spend millions and millions of pounds on players.

“We spend what we earn so I think it’s a fair charge, we’ve always had a battling mentality here at Wakefield that we will fight against the odds and show everyone what we can do and I’d hope that will come to the fore this season.”

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