Mossop Feeling Great

Mossop Feeling Great

Lee Mossop says he is feeling great as he continues to get back to his best in a Wigan shirt.

The England International left Wigan for Parramatta following the 2013 Grand Final win but returned 12 months later after injury saw his chances limited to just two games in the NRL.

After surgery on both shoulders, Mossop admits he is glad to be back out playing again.

"I'm working hard at the minute trying to get back to what I think I'm capable of and trying to get to those higher standards." He said. "I'm just enjoying working hard and playing in the team every week.

"The body is great at the minute, I think the hardest part of getting over this injury is the mental side of it, getting that confidence back in the shoulder. It was almost five or six years of constantly injuring it but I think I'm making a lot of progress with that and getting over that hurdle."

Mossop isn't the only one growing in confidence. Wigan hadn't scored over 30 points in the opening seven games of 2015 but have now passed that mark in four of the last six outings.

On the return to form, the big Cumbrian said: "I think it was just a bit of confidence that we were lacking during that early period. We're definitely starting to pick that up and you can see that in our attack and defence. We are running our attacks with a lot of conviction and starting to put points on some teams."

Despite the 40-22 success over Wakefield last week, Coach Shaun Wane believes the team can still improve further in defence, something that Mossop agrees with.

"It's the stuff that we practise from the first day of pre-season, the little subtle things that only players and Waney would notice. It's that sort of concentration that can make a massive difference in our structures.

"We've had a few days (this week) working on defence and in the wrestling pit, ironing out those little subtle things."

The Warriors will be looking to improve their defence and make it six wins from seven when they host Hull Kingston Rovers tomorrow (Friday) evening.

On this week's opponents, Mossop said: "I think they've picked up a couple of injuries lately and they've dropped off. They'll be looking to get back on the wagon this week.

"I know at the start of the year they ended up getting the win over us so that's something that we want to put right but without a doubt it's going to be a tough game."

Tickets for Wigan Warriors vs Hull Kingston Rovers on Friday 1st May (8pm) are still available from the DW Stadium ticket office, via the ticket hotline on 0871 66 33 552 or online by [clicking here] and selecting the Print@Home option.

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