Peet: I’m proud

  • Matt Peet praised his side after a late win over Salford Red Devils at the Salford Community Stadium.
  • Peet: “We showed a strong mentality to come from behind whilst down to 12-men which is something I’m proud of.”
  • FT | Salford Red Devils 12-22 Wigan Warriors.

Matt Peet shared his pride after Wigan Warriors fought back to defeat Salford Red Devils 22-12 at the salford community stadium.

The Warriors scored twice in the final five minutes through Jake Wardle and Bevan French to extend their perfect start to the Betfred Super League campaign.

Reflecting on the victory, Peet said: “Obviously it’s really pleasing to get the win, but even before the late tries I was proud of the effort. We weren’t at our best with the ball, but that’s because Salford were very good in the way they moved the play with such confidence in the wet conditions. Tonight was between two really determined teams who both could have gone on to win – I’m delighted we got the last say in the end.”

Praising the effort of the players, Peet said: “The main thing is that I never doubt the lads’ effort. I’m not just proud of them because they won, it was down to the way they chased kicks and defended plays. It’s good when you get the win at the end like that as it’s a reward to the lads for playing with so much heart and commitment.”

On trusting his players, Peet said: “We’re not a team who are massive on sending messages to the players as we trust them. We talk through a lot of scenarios in training so that come gameday it can be for players to manage. We’ve got a strong leadership group and an intelligent spine which we put our trust in.”

On mentality, Peet said: “The win was down to our work ethic and our will to roll our sleeves up for one another – that’s an important trait for a team who want to be successful. I have to repeat that we weren’t at our best tonight, but we showed a strong mentality to come from behind whilst down to 12-men which is something I’m proud of. I’m happy to be here with two points.”

Read our match report from the win at the Salford Community Stadium HERE.

Matt Peet is sponsored by Warriors Lotto Agents

Thursday 14 March 2024