Agar ready for tough test

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Richard Agar is ready for a 'tough trip' to Hull KR
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Richard Agar is ready for a 'tough trip' to Hull KR

Wakefield's impressive late-season charge has carried them to the brink of the play-offs and they can strike a further blow for qualification at Hull KR on Sunday.

Richard Agar's side, who have settled into a fine rhythm after being hastily assembled over the winter, have won their last four games and head to Humberside just a point outside the top eight. Rovers hold the last of the play-off spots and a win for the Wildcats would see them overhaul them and - provided Huddersfield beat Bradford - take eighth place.

"I think it'll go a massive way towards deciding who makes the play-offs," said Agar. "Whatever happens I'm pretty certain we've a chance of it going right down to the wire. We're ready for it. There's obviously a lot of excitement surrounding it but we know it's going to be a tough trip for us."

The form of the two sides could hardly be more different, with Wakefield's winning run put up against Rovers' one success in seven.

However, despite that, Agar is refusing to concede that his men are favourites.

He is all too aware of the hostile atmosphere that can be generated at Craven Park following his four-year spell in charge of Hull FC, and expects the same sort of environment on Sunday.

"It's an important game and we know Hull KR is a difficult place to go," he said.

"They've got a terrific following and they make it a really uncomfortable place for opposing teams.

"They're a bunch of fans who always very much get behind their own players and they'll know the importance of this game as well."

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