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Super League: Wakefield's James Webster is looking to climb the table

Last Updated: 12/06/14 4:09pm

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Tim Smith: Back with Wakefield on loan from Salford

Tim Smith: Back with Wakefield on loan from Salford

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Wakefield coach James Webster has challenged his squad to pick up wins to climb the Super League table – starting against London on Friday.

Boosted by Bradford's failure to win back any of their docked points, the Wildcats have the chance to further strengthen their Super League survival hopes when bottom club Broncos visit the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

The Wildcats remain six points clear of the Bulls, whose appeal against a six-point deduction was rejected on Wednesday, and Webster is now hoping his team can capitalise.

"I definitely don't think we'll be safe if we win tomorrow because there'll be 11 games left but we're looking to try and get up the table and catch some people rather than getting dragged into relegation."
James Webster

The former assistant to Richard Agar, who took on the top job earlier this month following his former boss's exit, said: "Obviously it's fantastic news for us in that we're still six points ahead of Bradford.

"I definitely don't think we'll be safe if we win tomorrow because there'll be 11 games left but we're looking to try and get up the table and catch some people rather than getting dragged into relegation.

"We've a highly motivated group who want to improve as a squad and they probably feel they let themselves down a bit in the first half of the year."

Smith return

As expected, Webster pitches scrum-half Tim Smith straight into action following his return to the club from an ill-fated stint at Salford and the coach is expecting big things from his fellow Australian.

"Tim likes being in control, he likes being the main man," Webster said.

"I've known him since he was a kid when turned up at Parramatta, so a good 15 years now, and I understand what makes him tick.

"He's really keen and I sense he's got something to prove coming back. He's got a real bounce in his step.

"He's had two training sessions but he knows the boys and he knows how he likes to play. He'll be a bit rusty but he's a class player and, on his day, he can be really pivotal for us."

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