Byrne: No holding back

  • Liam Byrne previews Friday’s Betfred Challenge Cup tie with York City Knights.
  • Byrne: “They’ve got some good players and we can’t be complacent.”
  • York City Knights v Wigan Warriors, Fri 9th April, LNER Community Stadium, K.O. 7:45pm

Forward Liam Byrne says Wigan Warriors cannot be off the gas when they face Betfred Championship side York City Knights in the Third Round of the Betfred Challenge Cup on Friday. 

Byrne, who has featured in both of Wigan’s league games so far this year, states his side must show York respect and put their best foot forward right from the get-go. 

Speaking to Wigan TV this week, the 21-year-old said: “I think they are pretty tough opponents. They’ve got some good players and we can’t be complacent. We have to go into it all guns blazing and not hold anything back. It’s a good challenge.”

He added: “We will have a big focus on some of their individuals.”

Since making his debut for the Club in 2019, Irish international Byrne has enjoyed regular game time under head coach Adrian Lam – playing 27 games overall. 

When asked about his goals for the 2021 season, he said: “I enjoy coming off the bench and like making that impact, but definitely a starting shirt is something I am striving for this year.”

Byrne in action against Wakefield last week.

Hear more from Liam on his hopes of playing at Wembley and winning the Challenge Cup for the first time – available on Wigan TV here.

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How to Watch

York City Knights v Wigan Warriors will be broadcast live on a number of online platforms via The Sportsman. You can find the game for free on the following:

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