Webster backs Smith to be Trinty’s main man

James Webster thinks returning halfback Tim Smith could make a real difference to his Wakefield Wildcats team.

The coach is set to take charge of the team for the first time on Friday evening, when Trinity tangle with the rock-bottom London Broncos.

Smith returned to the club this week on loan, after moving away from the Wildcats to join Salford in the close-season.

The Australian never really settled into life with the Red Devils, but could be the man who helps spark a Wakefiled revival, according to his coach.

“He’s been brilliant, Tim.  He’s had two training sessions, one just a run through yesterday,” Webster explained.

“Timmy knows the boys and knows how we like to play.  The boys noticed straightaway just what sort of impact he can bring to our team. 

“He’ll be a little bit rusty, he hasn’t played a huge amount of footy over the last six weeks and maybe not a huge amount of training too.

“He’s a class player and on his day Tim can be really pivotal for us.  Tim was the catalyst for the good run we had over the first two years and the thing about Timmy is that he likes being the main man. 

“He likes being in control and calling the plays and having the boys looking at him to get us around.

“We’ve been missing that a little bit and he’s jumped in and relished the chance to do that this week.”

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