Chris Chester proud of Wakefield players despite narrow defeat to Hull

Wakefield coach Chris Chester was full of praise for his patched-up side after they suffered a gallant 26-23 defeat by Hull which sent them to the bottom of the Super League.

With nine players unavailable due to issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, Chester was forced to hand debuts to two teenagers, half-back Connor Bailey and prop forward Yusuf Aydin.

Trinity also had winger Ben Jones-Bishop and forward Titus Gwaze making their first appearances of the season and Chester was proud of his team’s efforts, even though they are still looking for their first win since the resumption.

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Chester said: “I couldn’t be more proud of the players, considering we only had a 30 or 40 minute session yesterday morning.

“We’re doing it tough at the moment but I’m really pleased we managed to give a few young boys some game time. Connor Bailey played 80 minutes tonight.

“I thought him and Jay Pitts were good. They looked pretty comfortable on that right edge.

“Obviously I’m disappointed to come up with the loss but considering what we’ve had to go through over the last six or seven days, it’s been extremely challenging for everybody, but they gave it a real good crack today.”

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