Wane previews Wire clash
”It’s just another game that we have to win, but a very important one” Wane
- Wane provided injury updates on Joe Greenwood, Sean O’Loughlin and Dan Sarginson ahead of Friday’s game
Wigan Head Coach Shaun Wane brushed off any potential talk of revenge in the build-up to Friday evening’s Betfred Super League clash against Warrington Wolves.
When the two sides last met, Warrington ran out comfortable 23-0 winners in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Quarter-Final at the Halliwell Jones Stadium but Wane is adamant that his side needs no extra motivation ahead of a mouth-watering clash at the DW Stadium against Steve Price’s in-form team.
“I’m keen to win the game,” said Wane. “The game in Warrington really hurt me. It really hurt our players, as we really poor that day and they were far the better team. Not many teams have done that to us, but we’ve done okay since then and there’s no talk of revenge on our part. It’s just another game that we have to win, but a very important one.
“We performed well in the Magic game against them (Warrington) - that was a big game for us. On our day we can beat anybody, we have to stick to our game plan, stick to our processes and do some simple things well and we will trouble anyone.”
On Friday’s opponents, Wane added: “They are good team. They attack well, they defend very well and they’ve got some talented players like Stef Ratchford, he’s a good competitor. Daryl Clark is playing well and Chris Hill always plays well. We just need to defend.
“Against Warrington you have to be very good, your game plan has to be full-proof and we’ll be preparing with that in mind this week.”
Wane revealed that new-signing Joe Greenwood will miss Friday’s game after rolling an ankle in training and when asked about the mood in the camp, Wane said: “Yeah it’s been great. It’s been good all year in terms of the spirit of the players. They’ve been working really hard the leaders are leading and we’re on the back of a great win against Leeds so we’ve been working hard to improve on that for the Warrington game.
“We’ll turn up for this game. We have a few players missing, but the 17 that will turn out on Friday will have trained very well, their detail will be good and they’ll know what to do to win the game.
“Joe (Greenwood) has rolled his ankle, we have disciplinary decision with Romain (Navarette) and then I’ll have a look at Lockers (Sean O’Loughlin) – he’s not trained today, but that was my call so I’ll see what he’s like on team run day. He’s tough Lockers, he knows his body and I’ll leave it up to him. Dan Sarginson won’t play, but everyone else is fit and raring to go. “