A change of culture has been key in Wakefield’s fine rise up the Super League table, according to half-back Sam Williams.
Trinity continue to punch well above their weight, despite being the league’s lowest spenders.
They sit in sixth place in the Super League table ahead of Saturday’s Magic Weekend opener against Widnes at St James’ Park in Newcastle.
Williams said: “I think the squad as a whole feels like we’re moving in the right direction.
“We’re fairly stable on the table at the moment and we want to keep improving. The last few weeks has given us a few wins and a little bit confidence.
“Widnes are a tough side, they’re a very physical side and they play for each other, and that’s what you want in a team, so we’re under no illusions as to how tough it’s going to be.
“The coaching staff here have done a good job bringing the group together with some experienced players, we added Grixy Scott Grix) as well, and those sort of players help with the change of culture a little bit.
“You want to be seen as a winning club. I guess sometimes it’s been seen as a bit negative in the past, and I think that’s changing a little bit.
“Last year the boys did an excellent job finishing in the top eight, and this year we want to do the same and then hopefully from there you push on.”