Singleton on pre-season

  • Brad Singleton sat down with Wigan TV to discuss pre-season, new faces in camp and goals for 2023.
  • Singleton: “The break was quite long, longer than usual but it’s nice to see the boys again and being back in the mix of it – it’s great.”
  • Watch the full interview with Brad Singleton on Wigan TV HERE.

Brad Singleton says Wigan would like to go ‘one step closer’ as the team aim to improve further in 2023.

On being back at Robin Park Arena, he said: “It’s great to be back. The break was quite long, longer than usual but it’s nice to see the boys again and being back in the mix of it – it’s great.

“I don’t know what season this is but I was first full-time when I was 17 so I think it was a bit more daunting then. At this stage it’s probably a little bit more taxing on the body but mentally you can get through it a little bit easier.”

On new additions Toby King and Jake Wardle, Singleton said: “They’re really exciting. They’ve got some skills that not many people can do and they’re both pretty similar but different in their own ways and I think they’ll grow here and we’ll see the best of them.”

The prop forward also spoke about the younger members of the squad who recently made the step up from Academy to first team: “They’re all looking good. Especially for a team like Wigan, it’s quite a conveyer belt of talent and attitude – the great attitude continues and you can see that with these lads. There’s signs there of some great Super League players.

“Obviously we’ll have to see how that pans out but from what I have seen there’s a great future for all of them. The likes of Junior (Nsemba) and Harvie (Hill), there’s some big boys and big athletes coming through, it’s exciting.”

Quizzed on how Wigan can improve on a cup-winning season in 2022, Singleton said: “Winning a Challenge Cup and finishing second – it’ll be tough to improve on but focusing on improving each game and each week will get us in a good place and who knows? We’d like to go one step closer and that’s the only way to improve on this year but we’ll just have to concentrate on narrowing that down week-to-week.”

On Sam Powell, who celebrates his testimonial year with te Club in 2023, he added: “Sam is a great competitor. I’ve played against him in Academies and First Team, then to play alongside him you can see how far he’s gone and you can see why he has, why he’s won things and you can see why a team like Wigan want to resign him and keep him here probably until the end of his career.”

Finally, Singleton reflected on the Warriors Together initiative which has seen the Club out in the Community over pre-season: “Since Matt Peet has been involved he’s been great in connecting the players and fans together. You really see behind the scenes, at the DW on a Friday night you see the stories of the fans that are in the seats and I think the closer we are to the fans, the better we play – the better the atmosphere of the DW and the away games.”

“It does help, I know it’s only little things us visiting schools and care homes or hospitals but I do think it’s great both for the player and for the fans.”

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Friday 20 January 2023