Shorrocks: Keep improving

  • Youngster Joe Shorrocks looks ahead to the Betfred Challenge Cup tie against York and states his intentions for 2021.
  • Shorrocks: “Now I’m in the team, hopefully I can keep that spot and stay in all year.”
  • York City Knights v Wigan Warriors, Fri 9th April, LNER Community Stadium, K.O. 7:45pm

Stating his side will give York City Knights “the respect they deserve” on Friday night, Warriors youngster Joe Shorrocks believes the Third Round Betfred Challenge Cup tie is another opportunity to improve on the two league wins so far in 2021. 

The Cherry and Whites are set to face York for the first time in 35 years as the two go head-to-head for a place in the Quarter-Finals of the Cup. 

Speaking to Wigan TV this week, 21-year-old Shorrocks said: “We want to keep improving week-on-week and Friday is another chance to improve from Thursday. We have to give every team the respect they deserve.”

After coming off the bench in both of Wigan’s Betfred Super League games so far this season, Shorrocks hopes he can remain part of the team throughout the year and admits he will play anywhere to suit the team. 

“Personally, I’m pleased to be involved in both games so far. 

“Just as many games as possible for myself. Now I’m in the team, hopefully I can keep that spot and stay in all year.

“I prefer to play loose forward, but I don’t mind doing a role if the team needs it – I’ll play anywhere.”

Shorrocks in action against Wakefield last week.

Hear more from Joe as he reflects on last week’s win over Wakefield, explains what it’s like to play alongside some of his Academy teammates in the first team, as well as stating the need to improve on last year’s Cup campaign for the Warriors – 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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