Tetley's Challenge Cup preview: Hemel Stags v Wakefield Wildcats
Last Updated: 20/04/13 5:56pm
Hemel Stags enter Saturday's Tetley's Challenge Cup clash against Wakefield looking to cause an upset at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.
The Championship One newcomers were drawn at home but opted to surrender that advantage and move the tie to the Wildcats' territory following discussions with the Rugby Football League.
Under the leadership of Troy Perkins the Stags have won their last three outings including a 50-18 mauling of Ince Rose Bridge to reach the fourth round of the cup competition.
Wakefield coach Richard Agar has opted for a squad comprising of youth and experience with three players set to make club debuts.
New signing Jon Molloy has been included in Agar's 19-man squad alongside youngsters Dan Maskill and Ben Shulver.
Australian prop forward Justin Poore returns to captain the Wildcats side but they are without stand-off Paul Sykes who sustained a head injury during the 41-34 defeat at the hands of Warrington Wolves last time out.
"I think we'll have three debutants this week if all goes to plan for the rest of the week," Agar said on the club's official website.
"We have got one or two tiny question marks over a couple of players that we expect to turn out but at this moment we are not quite sure.
"We feel we are in a position where we can rotate a little bit and give some blokes who have undoubtedly earned a rest over the last month."
The hosts are without a win in their last five outings and will be looking to regain momentum while the Hemel Stags will enter the clash having nothing to lose.
Hemel Stags:Forgham, Johnson, Small, Caton-Brown, Rochester-Bremner, Sharp, Bishay, Howitt, Miranda, Pritchard, Ingerfield, McLeod, Molloy, Keevil, Ljizouli, Hobbs, Swindells, Faturoti-Edwards, Mbaraga.
Wakefield Wildcats: L. Smith, T. Smith, Poore, Raleigh, Lauitiiti, Wood, Amor, Wilkes, Mariano, Trout, Mellars, Lyne, Wildie, Cowling, Walshaw, Kay, Molloy, Shulver, Maskill.
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