Wakefield aiming to continue winning streak

Wakefield forward Andy Raleigh says they will go in to the Magic Weekend with renewed confidence following back-to-back away wins.

The Wildcats have eased their relegation worries with surprise wins over Hull (23-16) and Widnes (24-18) in their last two outings, and take on neighbours Castleford at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Raleigh said: “We have hit some form now. It’s been a difficult start to the season, we had been playing well in patches but never enough to win a game before we beat Hull and now the team spirit is running high.

“Castleford have been playing brilliantly. I went to watch them against Leeds and I think that the four-day turnaround hit them because if it weren’t for that, they might have beaten Leeds.

“For neutrals they are a good team to watch, they throw the ball around and are exciting. They used to call them ‘classy Cas’ when I was a kid and I think they are becoming that again.

“It’s going to be a really exciting game on Sunday, we are feeling positive. Getting those wins has been massive for us, you can’t under-estimate it, and we all have big smiles on our faces at the moment. We’ll have a big week in training and hopefully we can go out and put a good performance in.”

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