Peet previews Wakefield
- Matt Peet previews Friday’s Round 18 clash against Wakefield Trinity at the Be Well Support Stadium.
- Peet: “This is one of those fixtures we know is always going to be a tough challenge and it’s one that we single out as a real mentality test.”
- Wakefield Trinity v Wigan Warriors, Friday 7 July, Be Well Support Stadium, 7:45pm K.O.
Matt Peet told the press that he is expecting a ‘tough challenge’ when his Warriors side travel to Wakefield Trinity on Friday night.
Looking ahead to the Wakefield clash, Peet said: “This is one of those fixtures we know is always going to be a tough challenge and it’s one that we single out as a real mentality test.”
Peet added: “I think everyone’s been happy to see Wakefield looking more like they have in the past. [David] Fafita has brought a lot and I don’t think their commitment in defence has ever been questioned. Nobody wants to see teams consistently not doing well so it’s nice to see them pick up a few wins in recent weeks.”
The Cherry and Whites have won their last three matches in all competitions, and on the recent form, Peet said: “That consistency in key positions is massive and more familiarity on the left and right edge has brought consistency in defence. Out of our testing period we’ve been able to get more time into Harvie [Hill] and Junior [Nsemba] who are two exciting young players we know we can rely on. It feels like we are in a good position at the moment.”
The Warriors have confirmed they have chosen to take the one-year option on Abbas Miski’s deal with the club, which will see the Lebanese international remain at the DW Stadium until at least the end of 2024.
Speaking on the contract extension, Peet said: “I’ve said it all weekend but the reward and praise he gets is a testament to his commitment and attitude on a daily basis. It’s good for him and it’s good for us as we know that we have a quality player for another year.”
When asked about the importance of looking after players, Peet said: “We speak a lot about our family ties. We have a lot of players that are homegrown and local, however, it’s equally as important that you talk about the lads’ families who are living away from home.
“It can be seen as a glamourous role, but that’s not always the case when you have to come from the other side of the world – lots of sacrifices are made. We aim to involve families as much as possible so those lads feel as part of our journey as the lads who are in a few mile radius.”
Watch the full interview with Matt Peet on Wigan TV HERE.