Jacob Miller return boosts Wakefield as coach Chris Chester provides injury update

Wakefield coach Chris Chester will welcome skipper Jacob Miller back for Sunday’s home game against Hull KR and hopes winger Tom Johnstone will not be far behind.

Stand-off Miller has missed his side’s last three matches with a knee injury but Chester said: “He trained well today I’m expecting Milky to play and that will be a big boost to everybody.”

Chester also hopes to have centre Bill Tupou back as Trinity look for their first win of the season and his winger Johnstone could be four weeks away from making his return from a series of concussions after receiving the all-clear from a specialist.

Chester said: “The news we got was pretty positive. He’s had no symptoms for a week now which is fantastic.

“We’ll up his training over these next two to three weeks.”

Hooker Jordan Crowther will be out for four to six weeks with a foot injury but Chester is confident prop David Fifita will play on Sunday despite sustaining a displaced fracture of a rib in the defeat by Leeds.

He added: “We’re struggling at the minute. We’ve got probably 12 players sat on the sidelines at the moment with some kind of issue. We had 17 out there training today.”


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