Chester: Top four still on the cards

Chris Chester takes his Wakefield side to Hull on Friday still eyeing a top four finish in the Super League.

Just two points separates second-placed Salford from Trinity in fifth and Chester wants his players to end their regular season campaign on a high after exiting the cup last weekend.

“Our main focus now is Super League – we’ve got five or six weeks to pick up some points and three wins will be enough to get us in that top four,” said Chester.

“It’s the best side we’ve had in a long time and we’re looking forward to Friday night and putting in a big performance.

“We’ve got some real winnable games – we’ve got three fixtures at home and two away, so it’s important that we get back to how we played a few weeks ago. The guys are keen to get back out on the field and put a few wrongs right.”

Wakefield have been hit by injuries to key players recently, but even though the likes of David Fifita and Jacob Miller are set to return in the coming weeks Chester hasn’t ruled out adding to his squad ahead of the Super 8s.

“There is some scope,” he added. “We’ve got some bodies coming back – David hopefully in a couple of weeks and ‘Milky’ back for the Super 8s.

“People like ‘Kirmo’ (Danny Kirmond) should be back for the Super 8s too, so unless we pick up some more injuries over this next couple of weeks we shouldn’t be making any real adjustments to the side.

“Having said that, if we do get a couple there is some scope and some salary cap to play with.”

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