Shaun Wane says counterpart Chris Chester has “thrown the gauntlet down” ahead of tomorrow’s DW Stadium showdown.
Wakefield have won all four of their Super League games so far, the last of which was a 22-4 win against Huddersfield last Sunday.
And Wane is using comments from their coach to motivate his Wigan players.
He said: “This is a tough game, we’re going all right and they’re going outstandingly well.
“Chris Chester said straight after the Huddersfield game: ‘We want to go to Wigan and get five out of five’.
“So they’re coming here to keep their unbeaten record, which is great for us – it’s thrown the gauntlet down and we need to accept it, turn up and make this a game.”
Trinity, who nilled Wigan on the final day last season, have had two wins by two points, and Wane said: “They’ve had a couple of close games – one in Catalans – and it shows they can stay in the grind and get tough wins.
“We go all right at the DW and we need to make it a fortress.”