Radford: Chester deserves more credit

Lee Radford believes Chris Chester deserves more credit than he’s received for Wakefield’s progress this season.

Hull host Trinity on Friday with just a point separating the two teams in the Super League table and Radford is full of admiration for the job being done by his opposite number.

“I think their recruitment has been really good,” he said. “I know Daryl (Powell) and Ian (Watson) are getting a lot of plaudits, but Chris probably isn’t quite getting the same.

“If you look at the job he’s done I can’t understand why. They’re playing a good brand of rugby and they’ve got a strong side.

“They were awful against Salford last week, but we’ve thrown those performances in and managed to respond so we’ve got to stop them from doing that.”

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Radford says the run of fixtures will hold no fears for his team.

“We love playing away – we could and should have won the Catalan game too, so playing away is something they thrive off,” he added.

“I don’t know why it’s turned out that way this year, but we’ve just got to take that steady rise in terms of performances.”

Radford’s options for the Wakefield fixture have been boosted by scrum-half Marc Sneyd’s return to the squad, although the game will come too soon for captain Gareth Ellis.

“He’s not far off, but there’s no time frame set,” said Radford. “I’ve purposely not put any pressure on the physio staff.

“They’ve been under the pump this last month and done a fantastic job. There’s maybe two or three players I can’t select from at this moment in time which is a luxury to have.”

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