Wakefield Trinity suffer injury blow to winger Tom Lineham

Tom Lineham Wakefield Trinity

Wakefield winger Tom Lineham is set to face a couple of weeks on the sidelines after suffering an injury in their 20-4 defeat at champions St Helens.

The 29-year-old, who joined Trinity in the off-season from Warrington, left the action early in Friday night’s defeat at St Helens.

Wakefield coach Willie Poching said: “Losing a quality player is always difficult and we had to rejig our team.

“We are quite fortunate to have someone with Liam Kay’s ability to come in.

“I don’t know the full extent of his injury yet but it’s looking like a couple of weeks. We will have a better idea tomorrow.”

Wakefield are still seeking their first win of the season after losing to Hull, Catalans and St Helens. Next up for Poching’s men is a home clash against winless Leeds on Thursday.

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Meanwhile, St Helens continued their perfect start to the Super League season. The champions have won all three of their games against Catalans, Hull and Wakefield.

Saints boss Kristian Woolf was pleased with his side’s professional performance against Wakefield.

He said: “Overall I’m happy. I thought the first half was a good game of footy. Wakefield showed they were going to chance their arm as we knew they would.

“Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t so we had to make sure we worked hard and scrambled well defensively.

“Wakefield also worked very hard defensively and in the second half we got a bit bogged down and lost some intensity and probably wasn’t good viewing.”

St Helens will look to extend their winning run when they travel to Hull KR on Friday.

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