Sammut could settle at full-back for Wakefield

Wakefield coach Richard Agar says Jarrod Sammut could remain at full-back as he tries to find a winning formula for the Wildcats.

Sammut started in the number one position in the defeat to Huddersfield, scoring a try and two goals, as the Wildcats went down 36-16, the eighth defeat of the season.

After a turbulent off-season that left them behind the eight-ball in terms of recruitment, Agar made a handful of late signings, including Sammut, who joined from troubled rivals Bradford.

Agar told the club’s official website: “It’s been hard for us to know what our best 1, 6, 7, 9 combination has been because we’ve playing with such a limited amount of football. It gives him (Sammut) the opportunity to get on more plays with us and it gives him the freedom in attack to use his great attributes which are his speed and anticipation.

“It takes away a little of the ball playing responsibilities for him. It’s difficult to know what’s best for us because we’ve had limited ball and we’ve had to chop and change, sometimes through necessity and sometimes because we don’t feel we have been doing the job well enough. We’ll have a look over these next few weeks.

“(Harry) Siejka has shown some alright signs. He needs to get a little bit more match fit and (Pita) Godinet’s shown some really smart pieces of play as well. We’ll have a look and try to find something that works for us and give it a chance.”

With Sammut starting at full-back on Monday, Richie Mathers moved in to the centres, with Paul Sykes and Siejka starting at half-back.

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