Nobby Talks Ahead of Bulls Clash

Wigan Warriors host Bradford Bulls at the JJB Stadium on Friday night in another important engage Super League fixture.

Wigan will again be without Brett Dallas,the winger narrowly misses out but will be fit for the away trip to Harlequins in a weeks time. The Wigan squad for the game is:-

Ashton, Calderwood, Dobson, Fielden, Fletcher, Godwin, Hansen, Higham, Hock, Logan, McAvoy, O'Carroll, O'Loughlin, Orr, Paleaaesina, Richards, Tickle, Vaealiki

Looking ahead to the game Head Coach Brian Noble said,

"I am focused on our performance and what we need to do as are the players. It will be nice to see some friendly faces and it will be nice to re-acquaint myself with a few of the people. I gave 31 years at Bradford and I am proud at what I achieved their as a player and coach but my challenges are now here with Wigan."

Asked if having some inside knowledge on the Bulls will help, Brian added,

"I hope so but what you find in a big game which this is there will be new challenges. It's important you don't get too carried away with the chess games. It's also important our players recognise where they can be successful.

"Part and parcel of our success has been our form at home. We didn't perform as well against Huddersfield in the wet conditions and we need a better performance. We recognise we are playing a good team and I think they will be looking forward to it as well.

A win for the Warriors and if other results go the clubs way Wigan could be just about safe for 2007, not that anyone is taking anything like that for granted,

"I think I am coaching as well as I ever have, I have really enjoyed this stint and I am enjoying this challenge. Keeping Wigan up will be just as big an achievement as any Trophies I have won."

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