Finn relishing fight for places at Wakefield

Wakefield half back Liam Finn is feeling positive about things at Wakefield Trinity, ahead of beginning another season in 2017.

Trinity have recruited fairly heavily during the close season, with the likes of Scott Grix and Sam Williams adding competition for places in the playmaking positions.

“It’s looking pretty positive,” Finn told Love Rugby League

“There’s an extra player for every position now, so we’ve got competition there.

“Most people are fit at the moment, so it’s going to be a bit of a free-for-all for those first starting spots in the team.”

Another newcomer to the current Wakefield set-up is John Kear, with the veteran coach taking on a director of rugby role at the club for 2017.

But the former head coach at the club is also having a more direct influence on how the team defends, according to Finn.

“He’s had a positive influence on the group and the coaching staff,” said the Irish international.

“Him and Gilly head up the defensive side of things, and he’s brought the John Kear trademark in defence of enthusiasm, aggression and getting off the line and hitting hard.

“He’s been trying to get that into our psyche as a team, and take our defence to another level, so he’s been good.”

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