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Wildcats present a tricky obstacle as Saints seek to end Langtree Park hoodoo
1:26am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Sport
WAKEFIELD will provide a tricky obstacle as Saints seek to break their 2013 Langtree Park hoodoo.
The Yorkshire side, who were surprise top eight finishers last term after a tremendous second half of the season, have had something of a patchy start to the campaign and they needed a Paul Sykes drop goal to get a share of the spoils against struggling Salford last week.
Saints come into the game unscathed from Friday’s win over Warrington and with doubts remaining over skipper Paul Wellens (calf) it is likely the same panel will be selected.
Coach Nathan Brown revealed that they were not not 100 per cent sure whether Wellens would be fit but added: “If not this week, definitely next week.”
With Tim Smith providing some clever toushes at half back and Ali Lauitiiti still quite destructive running up the left edge Wakefield pose some threat.
Brown said: “Wakefield’s back half of last year was good and I suppose they have had a little bit of a mixed start to this season so far.
“They were quite unlucky against Huddersfield (losing 18-16) and another two points there would have made them look very good on the ladder.
“Huddersfield are one of the form teams of the comp and that shows what they are capable of.”