Wakefield Trinity travel to Leeds Rhinos in Betfred Super League on Friday.
Wakefield Trinity head coach Chris Chester admits his future at the club in uncertain as he prepares his side for Friday’s Betfred Super League game at Leeds Rhinos (Leeds 4/11, Wakefield 5/2, Tie 22/1 – Betfred Super League Match Betting).
Trinity have endured a dismal start to their 2021 campaign, losing all five Super League matches and being knocked out of the Challenge Cup at the third-round stage.
Wakefield are only off the bottom of the Betfred Super League on points difference, with Leigh Centurions below them, and they face a tough test against Leeds, who are 20/1 to win the Grand Final, on Friday (19:45 KO).
There has already been talk about the state of the current squad and which players will be looked at to strengthen, while Chester’s future is also in doubt.
The 42-year-old’s deal is up at the end of this season and although he would love to remain with his boyhood club, he doesn’t know what the future holds.
“I think we have 13 guys off contract. It’s a fantastic opportunity to rebuild the club,” Chester told the Yorkshire Post. “Whether that involves me in it, we’re not too sure, but in terms of the players they are all playing for their contracts as are all the staff.
“I’m off contract as well at the end of the season, Recruitment is always ongoing. I’d love to stay here, I’m Wakefield born and bred.”
Chester did confirm the club won’t be signing NRL star Andrew Fifita, who was tentatively lined up for a reunion with brother David at Belle Vue, saying the deal is “dead in the water”.
Heading into the clash against Leeds, Wakefied will be without England winger Tom Johnstone, who will see a specialist to assess ongoing concussion-related symptoms and is missing for at least four weeks.