Solomona: Wildcats Can Beat Drop


Wakefield's David Solomona firmly believes that the Wildcats have what it takes to beat the drop into LHF National League One on the eve of Bradford Bulls' visit to Belle Vue. 

Trinity have won only one of their last seven games leading to the departure of coach Tony Smith, and the Bradford game will be a stern test of Wakefield's engage Super League credentials.

The club have announced that they hope to have a new coach in place for next week's crunch derby with Castleford Tigers but until that time everyone at the club has been forced to muck in and lend a hand.

Chief executive Steve Ferres has been forced to pick the team to face Bradford himself, and Solomona insists that the players are ready to do their bit.  

"If the players wanted an excuse to lose this week, then they've got one, but no-one is looking for excuses this week," said Solomona. "The players are more focused than ever."

The relegation haunted Wildcats have just seven games to turn things around, and catching up with Harlequins, Huddersfield Gianats or Wigan Warriors will prove a tough ask.

"Players are playing for their livelihood but that's life, that's football over here in England," he said.

"If you're not playing well enough, your team is going to get relegated. We don't want that to happen to Wakefield. There are still seven games to go and fourteen points up for grabs.

"If we win this week, we're one point away from a lot of teams. There is almost a quarter of the season to go and people are talking about relegation.

"A lot of people are looking at the draw and the run we've got. We're not hiding away from the fact that we've got some tough games but we have beaten those teams in the past.

"Leeds found last weekend that, if you think going to get an easy game against one of the bottom teams, you're going to lose."