Rooney ready for Easter fixtures

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats' hopes of staying in the upper echelons of the engage Super League have been given a boost with the news that Jamie Rooney may be fit to play in Friday’s game.

The scrum-half has made his recovery from a calf injury sustained against Warrington Wolves last month despite predictions of his being sidelined for up to six weeks.

Rooney will now be fit enough to take on Bradford Bulls on Monday, and may even be ready in time for the Wildcats’ game with Huddersfield Giants on Friday.

"The physio has done a great job with him but he is a very determined kid," said Wildcats coach John Kear, who would have had to get his side through the Eater programme without arguably their best player.
"He's an even-money chance for Friday and a certainty for Monday” continued Kear.  "Because he's so important to us, we are going to give him as long as he wants."

Rooney has been key two Wakefield’s run at the top of Super League, weighing in with 73 points so far this season, and claiming February’s engage Super League Player of the Month award.

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