Wigan Warriors host Salford City Reds at the JJB Stadium on Friday night in the penultimate home engage Super League clash of the regular season.
It’s a crucial game for both sides, Wigan need the points to keep alive their top six aspirations while the Reds are fighting for their Super League lives. A defeat for Shaun McRae’s side and a win for Hull KR against Hull FC on Sunday would see the Reds relegated.
Looking ahead to the game, Assistant Coach Phil Veivers told us,
“We are going into this game pretty confident. We do need to win and all our focus and attention is on the job at hand against Salford. They are in a desperate situation and you never know what will happen. They have a couple of ex-Wiganers in the side but what is important is that we are at home and with the crowd we have like a 14th man in the stand which is the fans.”
The game could be a nervous affair with so much at stake, on that Phil added,
“We have a lot of big game players with experience and hopefully they can keep it together and we can have some patience. Salford will be thinking the same, composure is important and hopefully we can knock that out of them.”
On the loss of Gareth Hock, Phil said,
“The good news is that he doesn’t need an operation so he would be ready if we can win the next three games and reach the Play-Offs. Harrison Hansen will come in and start and Danny Hill gets his chance by coming in onto the bench.”