Scruton delighted with Wildcats’ D

Wakefield Wildcats prop Nick Scruton has hailed his team’s defensive qualities, after they beat Warrington 40-26 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Despite scoring 40 points, it was Trinity’s fine attitude in defence which particularly pleased Scruton.

“I think we held them up over the line five or six times,” he told his club’s official website.

“They looked like dead-set tries at the time, and we found a way to keep them out.

“We found that desire in ‘D’ to keep them out, and once you get that, then you’re a difficult side to beat.

“Results-wise, performance-wise that had a bit of everything for us.

“I’ve not had too many good days here, in my time. So to come here and get a win, like we did, was pretty special.

“They scored that first try and people were looking around wondering what’s just happened.

“But the message came on to start again, and we re-grouped pretty quickly and scored a few tries of our own.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt that we were the better side on the day.”

The performance of the Wildcats’ outside backs was also something which delighted the prop, with hard work in the middle paying off out wide against the Wolves.

“They’ve really had a dig for us out wide, and finished off some nice moves,” Scruton added.

“Riley and Reece Lyne and Richard Owen got through some work and our backfield was really good.”

Trinity now have an outside chance of the play-offs, and Scruton is looking to win every remaining home game to maximise the team’s chances of the top eight

“We’ve got some pretty good home fixtures coming up – Salford and Hull KR are two of them,” he said.

“We’re looking to win every game at home, and you never know do you? I think it was important for us to bounce back after last week, because everbody wrote us off after last week.

“To be considered in that top eight is pretty nice again.”

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