Mental prep: Williams

Mental prep: Williams

  • George Williams previews Friday’s game against Leeds Rhinos at Emerald Headingley Stadium.

  • The 24-year-old believes it is the start of a ‘tough’ few weeks.

  • Williams: “Headingley is probably my favourite away ground so there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to get up for it.”

George Williams believes ‘form will go out the window’ when Wigan Warriors face Leeds Rhinos on Friday night.

The England international stand-off says the preparation for the trip to Emerald Headingley Stadium has been mainly focused on the mental side as opposed to training on the field.

He said: “With the short turnaround we’ve not had a full week as normal, so you’ve got to be prepared in your head for this sort of game.

“Wigan and Leeds are two of the most successful teams out there, so it is pretty rare for both to be so low in the table, but these big games come down to whoever is best on the night as form goes out the window.”

Wigan clinched a late 19-18 victory against Hull KR last time out, courtesy of a Sam Powell drop goal, and Williams hopes it can prove to be the turning point for his side’s season.

The 24-year-old, who scored in last Sunday’s game, said: “You have to win ugly sometimes; it wasn’t the best performance, but we found a way to win and it was some drop goal.”

Williams scored Wigan’s first try against Hull KR last Sunday.

He added: “We have got some games coming up against teams around us in the table so it’s going to be a tough few weeks, starting on Friday.”

“Headingley is probably my favourite away ground so there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to get up for it.”

Williams stated the next few weeks could affect how the Warriors end of the season, as they chase a spot within the top five in Betfred Super League table.

“I’ve never looked below us; I’ve remained positive and believe we can only look forward and build. We are under no illusion it is going to be tough, but we are ready for it and I can’t wait.”

Wigan head to Leeds on Friday night and tickets are still available! Call 01942 311111, visit the DW Stadium ticket office or head to our new online ticketing site: https://wigan-warriors.talent-sport.co.uk

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