Tom Davies is refusing to get carried away with Wigan’s recent upturn in form as he looks ahead to Huddersfield clash
- Davies praises club’s youth policy with injured stars still sidelined
Wigan Warriors Wing Tom Davies says his side need to keep their focus ahead of their round 21 Betfred Super League clash against Huddersfield Giants at the John Smith’s Stadium, kick-off 7.45pm.
Wigan, have the momentum of two wins against Leeds Rhinos and fellow top-four contenders, Warrington Wolves heading into the game and Davies says the Warriors will be concentrating on maintaining their recent form against the Giants.
“We’re going well at the minute and we’re happy with where we’re at but we know that there’s still a lot of improvement in us,” said Davies. “The main thing for us is to maintain this run of form that we’re on and take that into the rest of the season and hopefully we’ll get some more wins.
“We’re in our own little bubble and we know what we’re capable of. Sometimes when you get two bad losses people think you’re relegation candidates and then when you have two wins, that you’re going to be champions, so we don’t let any of that phase us, we stay in our own little unit and not get too carried away.
Davies is one of the club’s academy graduates operating in the Wigan first-team squad and with the Warriors’ on-going injury issues, Head Coach Shaun Wane could be forced into looking at blooding another youngster in Thursday’s Super League clash.
On the club’s youth policy, Davies was effusive in his praise for his Head Coach’s faith in his squad’s younger stars. “Waney has a massive faith in the academy,” he said, “and that has given people like me the chance to show what we can do, and I know that we’re all very grateful to him for that.
“When I think of the Wigan squad as a whole, there are not many players who haven’t come through the ranks here. As a younger player, you can build your way through the club and it makes it great place to be. Once you’ve been together for a couple of years, and you’ve been through the age groups together you feel more closer and it makes you want to play for each other more. You have a better understanding of one-another, of how each other play and what makes them tick and it makes playing with them on this stage all that more special.”