Chester excited for 2019
Chris Chester has high hopes for the season ahead following Wakefield's narrow loss against Leeds Rhinos on Boxing Day.
Trinity slipped to a 10-4 defeat at Headingley in the Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge although there were plenty of positives to take from the game, according to Chester.
Wakefield were leading 4-0 at half-time and it stayed that way until 18 minutes from time when Leeds struck with two tries. But Chester was far from downbeat with the display of his side.
"I just thought our indiscipline at the start of the second half probably hurt us a little bit, but there’s a lot to be excited about," he said.
“As a Wakefield coach and a Wakefield fan, I think we’ve got a squad here that can go on and do some good things this season.”
Chester admitted their ball work left a lot to be desired at times and they will be working hard on that area in the coming weeks.
"Defensively I was really pleased, but with the ball we were a fair bit off," Chester added.
“That’s down to us. We will introduce more structure over the next few weeks, but this was all about getting minutes into some of our key players."
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.