Thanks to fans: Sammut

Thanks to fans: Sammut

  • Jarrod Sammut looks back on Wigan Warriors’ 28-12 victory over Salford Red Devils on Friday night.

  • Maltese international grabs an assist on his side’s return to the DW Stadium after eight weeks away.

  • Sammut: “I can’t thank the fans enough for their support.”

Jarrod Sammut says Wigan Warriors relished the occasion of returning to the DW Stadium as they triumphed over Salford Red Devils on Friday night.

The Cherry and Whites, who had not played at home for eight weeks, jumped into the top five in the Betfred Super League after a fourth straight victory.

“The stadium itself is something special to the team and the Club and the community,” Sammut stated. “Other teams don’t really like playing here.

“For us, it’s got a lot of history and when we step out on that field there is something about it and you don’t want to let your team mates down; you want to give that bit extra.

“The crowd gets behind you, so you don’t want to disappoint anyone. It’s great to be back winning games and performing well.”

Sammut celebrates the win with Wigan fans at full-time.

The Maltese half-back contributed to the 28-12 win, as he set up Zak Hardaker with a sensational kick off the back of a break through the Salford defence.

He said: “I just hit a bit of space but there was too much there to go the length, and Zak, doing what he does best, backed up through the middle.

“I put one through for him and it had a lucky bounce and Zak made the rest of it work. When we are playing well and working hard things come off for us and it’s good to be playing with the lads back at home.”

Sammut came off from the bench in the 36th-minute with a rousing reception from the Warriors faithful, as he made his 100th Super League appearance.

“It felt great and at the same time I’ve got a job to do. Whether I start or not, I still need to perform well and keep my spot and bring energy and enthusiasm. I can’t thank the fans enough for their support.”

The 32-year-old commented on Wigan’s run of form that has seen them climb from ninth to fourth in five weeks, as he says it’s the determination of success that is the reason for his team’s consistency in recent weeks.

He explained: “It’s a massive positive. You don’t win competitions at the start of the season; we didn’t start well but we are starting to find form and need to keep working for each other and find desperation in games because that’s what you count on to hold yourself in there.”

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