Wakefield aiming for a spot in the play-offs, says captain Jacob Miller

Wakefield captain Jacob Miller says his side want to make the top five come the end of the season.

Trinity endured a difficult campaign in Super League last year, with a crippling injury list seeing them finish ninth.

But Chris Chester’s side have put last year behind them – and are looking to make the play-offs this time round.

He said: “Finals footy is definitely the end goal, obviously we’ve got the Challenge Cup which we want to do well in but the main thing we’ve spoken about is that we want to be in that top five.

“The sooner last season finished for us, the better. We had a terrible run of injuries and form but we’ve put that to bed, learned a lot of lessons and I think it will put us in a better place moving forward.

“Finals footy is high on everyone’s list and it’s definitely on our list.

“I think we have laid the foundations in the last couple of seasons. Last year was disappointing but before that we laid some foundations that would allow us to take that next step and hopefully play in some finals.”

Wakefield’s recruitment department was very busy over the off-season with Ryan Atkins, Alex Walker, Joe Westerman, Chris Green, Josh Wood, Jay Pitts, Adam Tangata, Brad Walker and Romain Navarrete arriving at Belle Vue – and Miller believes the club have plenty of strength in depth now.

He added: “We had a deep squad last year but I think it really got put to the test with the amount of injuries that we got.

“I think if we pick up the amount of injuries or our form isn’t as good as it should be then we’ve got a lot of good depth there this year and it will be healthy for our players.

“You have to perform every week otherwise your position is going to be gone, so I think the owner (Michael Carter) and the coach (Chris Chester) have recruited really well during the break and hopefully we will see some benefits going forward.”

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