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“We’ve missed out on five players” – Super League coach bemoans recruitment setbacks

Wakefield Trinity

Yesterday Wakefield Trinity lost their 10th game in a row to start the season.

It was also the eighth game this season they failed to score more than one try and in five of those games they have failed to score at all as they lost 22-6 to now league leaders Wigan Warriors despite a valiant effort.

It is no secret that the West Yorkshire club are keen on making signings at present as they do it tough with injuries and other setbacks and Mark Applegarth revealed yesterday on BBC Radio Leeds that they have missed out on a number of targets recently.

He said:

“We have been scouting around, I wish it was as easy as saying ‘I want him’ and then he comes. There is a load of different things that have to happen to get a player in.

“We have identified numerous targets and it is making sure that everything aligns normally for us and for the player and if it is from another player that is allowing us to bring in that player.

“I’d say there are four or five players we thought we could get over the line but at the last minute either the club has pulled out due to circumstances over there or someone else has come in and said we will pay you more money.

“There are a load of different things that happen. It is frustrating but that is what happens in professional sport behind the scenes.”

Now Wakefield have a week off to try and bring in some bodies.

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