Castleford half-back Liam Finn is expecting Wakefield to provide his team with a tough test at Magic Weekend in Newcastle on Sunday.
Finn is a former Wildcat himself, and he knows that the recent change of coach at Trinity could produce a positive reaction from the Wakefield players.
“With it being Magic Weekend, everyone wants to perform on the big stage so that’ll spark them up a bit and they’ve lost their coach as well,” he said.
“They’ll be trying to make a good impression on Stuart (Dickens) or whoever comes in. With all those things thrown in, as well as the quality players that they’ve got, they should be a difficult opposition this weekend that we can’t take lightly.”
Ireland international Finn is relishing the chance to play on the big stage at St James’ Park.
“I’m looking forward to the game in Newcastle this weekend,” he said.
“Hopefully we can put in a good display for the fans, which I think we need to as a team and from my own point of view, I want to put a good performance in too.
“Not so much because it’s Wakefield and Magic Weekend, but for us as we’ve not been particularly happy with the way we’ve been playing the last few weeks. It’s more that reason than any other.”