Chester: Giants are very unpredictable

Wakefield boss Chris Chester expects a stiff test from Huddersfield when the two sides go head-to-head this weekend.

Trinity are riding a four-game winning streak, but the Giants have improved in recent weeks with just one defeat in their last three outings.

Danny Brough is still suspended for Huddersfield, but Martin Ridyard enjoyed a solid debut for the club against Catalan last weekend and Chester believes his team will need to be on their guard on Friday.

“I don’t really know a great deal or too much about Martyn,” said Chester. “I know him from his time at Leigh, but they seem to have a good understanding the two guys and on the right edge.

“They’ve got two internationals in (Leroy) Cudjoe and (Jermaine) McGilvary that are a real threat, but I’ve been really impressed with (Sebastine) Ikahihifo the front-rower.

“He makes them unpredictable with his off-loads – the ball’s never dead with him. They’re a very unpredictable team, but a team that’ll be confident after a good performance against Catalan.”

Chester said in-form Ben Jones-Bishop is expected to play just one of Wakefield’s two fixtures over the Bank Holiday weekend due to a shoulder problem.

The winger is out of contract at the end of the season and is believed to be attracting interest from other clubs, but Chester remains confident he will soon sign a new deal with Trinity.

“It’s an ongoing thing – we’re hopeful that within the next week we’ll have something set in stone, but it’s one thing we don’t want to rush,” said Chester.

“He knows there’s no pressure from us. This is probably going to be his last contract with him being 28-years-old now, so it’s an important decision that he’s got to make, but hopefully he commits his future to Wakefield.”

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