Peet: Too inconsistent
- Matt Peet spoke to the press following Wigan Warriors’ golden point defeat at Wakefield Trinity.
- Peet: “Overall we were too inconsistent and lacked intelligence to see the game out.”
- FT | Wakefield Trinity 27-26 Wigan Warriors.
Matt Peet spoke to the press following Wigan Warriors’ 27-26 golden point defeat against Wakefield Trinity at the Be Well Support Stadium.
Reflecting on the performance, Peet said: “There were times when we played to a decent standard, and showed flashes of what we are capable of. Overall we were too inconsistent and lacked intelligence to see the game out.”
Speaking on the positives, Peet added: “I thought Brad O’Neill was excellent, Morgan [Smithies] and Joe Shorrocks played big minutes and Junior [Nsemba] showed what he is capable of.”
On Wakefield Trinity, Peet said: “It would be unfair to Wakefield to say we threw it away as they earned their way back into it. They didn’t take us by surprise as energy-wise they’ve been there all year, and they’ve always played for their coach. They’re going to be a match for most teams.”
The Warriors lost Ethan Havard through injury in the opening five minutes, on which Peet said: “Ethan’s strained his hamstring but to what degree we don’t know. They are not normally a one week injury.”
Peet also provided an update on Jake Wardle’s absence: “He has been carrying a few bumps and bruises so we thought this would be a time to freshen him up as he has been playing through pain in the last couple weeks.”
Looking ahead to Warrington Wolves next Friday, Peet said: “Now it’s about weighing up the positives and the areas we need to improve. Equally it will be another intense game so we will have to be better and learn a bit – I’m confident the lads will do that.”