Tom Johnstone not going anywhere as Wakefield target top five finish

Tom Johnstone insists he isn’t leaving Wakefield anytime soon as they aim to finish in the top five come the end of the season.

The England international scored a hat-trick to inspire Trinity to a fine 35-18 victory over Leeds Rhinos at the Emerald Headingley Stadium on Friday night.

Johnstone has been rumoured with a move to Leeds over the past couple of months, but he insists he isn’t going anywhere.

Speaking after the game, Johnstone said: “There were a few rumours a while ago about Leeds [being after me].

“But look at what we’ve done tonight, look at what we did last year and the year before that.

“I’m happy with what we are doing and if people think I should move to a higher club then they should open their eyes because we are doing some special things.

“I’m throwing it out there, but we have the capabilities to get to a final. We want to be in that top five and then it’s anyone’s game from there.

“If you get in the top five and beat someone in the play-off then you are sitting pretty and that’s what we want to do.”

Wakefield coach Chris Chester was delighted with his side’s performance at Leeds, and believes they are good enough to beat anyone as long as their discipline remains intact.

He said: “We were the best side, I thought it was a complete performance from us.

“We dominated the game. We completed high, scored some really nice tries, kicked the ball well and it is a big win for this club.

“We can compete with anybody when we have got 13 players on the field and that’s what has probably hurt us over the last 10 or 12 games.

“We are not getting ahead of ourselves, we have put in a really good performance at Leeds, but I think we have been really good over the last three weeks.”

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