Wakefield got their second win of the season last weekend with a hard-fought 22-12 victory over Salford. That lifted Trinity up to eighth, just one place behind their opponents Hull FC, who lost their third successive game against Catalans at the weekend through a last-minute James Maloney try.
Chris Chester welcomes the return of Tinirau Arona from injury as Danny Kirmond makes way in Chester’s only change. The Wakefield 21-man squad in full: Tinirau Arona, Matty Ashurst, Ryan Atkins, Connor Bailey, Jordy Crowther, Chris Green, Tom Johnstone, Max Jowitt, George King, Danny Kirmond, Craig Kopczak, Reece Lyne, Jacob Miller, Romain Navarrete, Jay Pitts, Adam Tangata, Kelepi Tanginoa, Bill Tupou, Alex Walker, Joe Westerman, Josh Wood, Kyle Wood.
Hull boss Lee Radford has made two changes to his 21-man squad that was named to face Catalans Dragons last weekend, with Adam Swift (hamstring) and Jake Connor (knee) both dropping out of contention. Connor Wynne and Joe Cator replace the duo with the latter in line for his first-team Hull debut. The Hull 21-man squad in full: Jamie Shaul, Carlos Tuimavave, Josh Griffin, Marc Sneyd, Scott Taylor, Danny Houghton, Chris Satae, Josh Jones, Manu Ma’u, Ligi Sao, Albert Kelly, Joe Cator, Jordan Johnstone, Masi Matongo, Brad Fash, Jordan Lane, Josh Bowden, Mahe Fonua, Connor Wynne, Kieran Buchanan, Gareth Ellis.
Last time they met
Hull were victorious the last time these Yorkshire sides met, 26-16, but, prior to that result, Trinity had lost just once to the Airlie Birds in four games.
Wakefield seem to be gathering some kind of form together with two wins in three games. And, with Lee Radford’s men far below the expectations set for them each year, Trinity could well inflict further damage.
Hull FC for the win.
If we had to pick a Line
Wakefield Trinity +4.5