Liam Farrell looks ahead to Friday’s Betfred Super League game against Leeds Rhinos.
Wigan forward says a win at Emerald Headingley would send out a ‘big message’ to the rest of Super League.
- Farrell: “Every time you play Leeds, even if they’re not playing well, they always find a way to stay in it so it’s going to be a tough one for us. Going to Headingley is never easy.”
Liam Farrell says it is ‘do or die’ for his side in the next four weeks, as Wigan Warriors face four teams around them in the lower end of the Betfred Super League table.
The Cherry and Whites travel to Leeds Rhinos on Friday night, before games against Huddersfield Giants, Salford Red Devils and Hull KR, who all sit between seventh and 11th in the league standings.
Second row Farrell said: “This month is pretty much do or die for us. We started with a win at Hull KR last week and now we’re set for more games against teams in and around us.
“We need to knock those teams off to give ourselves a chance of success at the end of the season. If we can get through this difficult patch with a couple of good wins, I’m sure we’ll see a lot of confidence coming out throughout the team.”
The 28-year-old signified the impact a second consecutive win would have for Wigan on Friday.
“It would send out a big message if we can go to Leeds and get the result. By their standards, they’ve not had a great year but for I know they’re fighting really hard to win games.
“Every time you play Leeds, even if they’re not playing well, they always find a way to stay in it so it’s going to be a tough one for us. Going to Headingley is never easy.”
Having returned from four months out with injury to play a part in his team’s 19-18 victory over Hull KR last week, Farrell stated his side are not getting carried away and admits there is a lot of improvement still to be made.
He said: “There were a few areas where we could have been a bit better, but the main thing was to come away with the two points and we did that.
“We were honest with each other after the game. We spoke about the standards and what we expect. We came away from that game with the mentality that we lost the game, as we wanted to improve a lot more, and we got a lot out of it.
“Everyone is pushing to be better and if something is mediocre in training, players are told how to get better. Players are pushing each other which is good to see.”
Pay on the gate is available for Friday night’s game between Leeds and Wigan. Matchday tickets can be purchased via the Kirkstall Lane cash turnstiles.