Chris Chester pleased with Wakefield attitude in defence against Wigan

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Wakefield coach Chris Chester said he was proud of his side’s discipline in defence following their win over Wigan.

Trinity ran-out 32-16 winners over the Warriors at the Mobile Rocket Stadium on Thursday evening.

Wakefield conceded two late tries, but Chester said he was very happy with what he saw from his side in defence for the majority of the game.

Speaking after the game, he said: “I’m pleased with the win.

“In the last few weeks, we have been giving too many yardage penalties away and we only gave one away in the first half and two away in the second and that makes a massive difference.

“Wigan were causing us some real problems in the last seven or eight minutes and I said that were going to throw it away if we didn’t sort our defence out, but the players tried hard all game. They kept working hard for each other, they keep working hard in training and the effort we put in was fantastic.

“I thought we were very, very good defensively and that was probably the best we have controlled the ball this season, so I’m really pleased for everyone involved.”

The win sees Wakefield move up to sixth in the Super League table and Chester dedicated the win to the Trinity supporters.

He added: “A lot of people have got on the back of us this season but that was for the loyal fans who have stuck by us.”

Next up for Wakefield is game against Warrington Wolves next Sunday at the Mobile Rocket Stadium, 3pm kick-off.

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