Farrell: Like we’ve never been away

  • Liam Farrell says there is high morale within the Wigan Warriors camp since returning to full team training last week.
  • Farrell also talks staying safe whilst at Robin Park Arena and the importance to ensure everyone is fully fit before the action resumes.
  • Farrell: “All the lads have been eager to get back in and it’s great to be together again.”

Liam Farrell states his Wigan Warriors side are in a “good place” since returning to full team training last week. 

Today (Tuesday) was the Warriors’ seventh day of training at Robin Park Arena and second row Farrell says the morale is as strong as ever, despite not being together as a full squad for the past 19 weeks – due to lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic. 

The 30-year-old has been pleased with how training has gone so far and believes there is high competition for places because of how fit and healthy the squad is. 

He said: “We came back last Monday, and it was like we had never been away. All the lads have been eager to get back in and it’s great to be together again. 

Farrell in training at Robin Park Arena.

“The one thing we were concerned about was everyone being a bit rusty with the skills, but everyone looks really sharp and fit. We’re in a good place. 

“There’s going to be competition for places because of our healthy squad, so there are exciting times ahead with us sitting top of the league too.”

With no positive tests for Covid-19 from the first two rounds of testing at all 11 Betfred Super League clubs, Farrell reassures he, his teammates, the coaching staff and all staff working at Robin Park Arena are working safely to ensure all tests within the Warriors camp remain negative. 

“There are a slight few changes at Robin Park, but we can deal with them and hopefully in the near future things will be even more normal. 

“We’re social distancing when we can – we’re doing what we can to make sure there are no spikes within our camp.”

With just 12 days to go until Wigan return to Betfred Super League action against Wakefield Trinity, forward Farrell says time is on their side in order to be 100 per cent ready to take to the pitch.

Farrell in training at Robin Park Arena.

He said: “We’ve got to tick a few more boxes to make sure everyone is right to step on the field when we need to do so. We’ve got a great Strength and Conditioning team and physio team to make sure we’re right for the games.

“Everyone is in a good way at the moment and we’ve got a few more weeks to get our bodies right and then I’m sure we’ll be ready to go. 

“Everyone is raring to go, and all clubs know what’s up for grabs. It’s a very open league and I know we’re sat at the top but there’s not many points between 1st and 8th, so we know we’ve got a lot of work to do. If we stay healthy and get into a good run of form, it could be a really good year for us.”

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