Wakefield Trinity host Hull FC tonight as they seek their first win of the season and following a gutsy performance against Warrington, could this be the time?
It’s certainly getting to a point where Trinity could be cut adrift from the bottom of the table and two wins on the spin for fellow strugglers and Thursday’s opponents Hull FC makes this even more crucial.
Trinity battled hard with 12 men for the final 20 minutes against Warrington having gone in at the break drawing and that inspired performance could be a platform for them to build on and get their first two points of the season.
Kick-off time and TV Channel
The game kicks off at 20:00.
TV coverage starts at 19:30 on Sky Sports Arena.
Mark Applegarth has named his squad for the game and Luke Gale could be set to feature, and possibly even haunt his old side.
📋 Your Trinity squad for Thursday's home clash against @hullfcofficial!
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— Wakefield Trinity (@WTrinityRL) May 9, 2023
Gale is one of two new signings during the season that could feature with full-back Will Dagger being the other man.
As for Hull FC Tony Smith will be hoping for more of the same from the last two weeks after wins over both Huddersfield and Wigan Warriors, both of last season’s Challenge Cup finalsits.
📋 Tony Smith has named his 21-man squad ahead of Thursday's Betfred Super League Round 12 clash against @WTrinityRL at the Be Well Support Stadium.
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— Hull FC (@hullfcofficial) May 9, 2023
He’s named a side that had made just one change and that sees Harvey Barron miss out for Jack Brown.
Tex Hoy (hamstring), Mitieli Vulikijapani (knee), Jamie Shaul (calf) and Charlie Severs (shoulder) remain unavailable through injury.