Own worst enemy

Own worst enemy

Shaun Wane said Wigan were their own worst enemy after they went down to defeat, 32-16, against Wakefield.

SW on the game:

“We put too much press on ourselves, the penalty count took a lot of juice out of us. We gave them too many pressure-releases, they’re too big to give them that kind of field position”

SW on the players that came into the side including debutant Craig Mullen:

“I thought Gabe (Hamlin) was good, Romain (Navarrete) did well, Mully (Craig Mulen) did some good stuff on the wing.

“Liam Marshall had a bad stomach so I put Mully in. I’ve never spoken to a lad as excited as when I phoned him to tell him.

“I had no qualms about putting in him, it was a quick decision. He’s a smart player, he’s a full-back by trade but did well on the wing today.”

SW on his side’s performance:

“I don’t feel like I did last week. We could have got back into that in the second half. There were a couple of soft tries. I’m happy with the effort, I thought we did some good things.”

SW on refusing to panic:

“We’re second in the competition going into this round. I don’t like losing and neither do the players but we don’t need to panic. We have to be better. If we’re feeling a bit sorry for ourselves at times we need to get rid of that and be professional.

“We need to get ourselves out of this. We need to work hard in training, in the video room, be honest with each other and we’ll get our fair share.”

Wane reported that Liam Farrell had rolled his ankle and that he would be assessed further.

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