Sam Powell chats pre-season, 2020 goals and more
“As a team we play for Wigan and are expected to win silverware so that will be the goal.” Powell
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Sam Powell is looking forward to an ‘exciting year’ for Wigan Warriors as the team continue their pre-season training.
The hooker has enjoyed returning to Robin Park Arena and linking up with his teammates as preparation for the 2020 Betfred Super League season begins.
“It was a mix of emotions the night before the first day, I was excited but a little nervous at the same time. I couldn’t wait to get back and see the new lads, it is going to be an exciting year for us so we will have to work together.”
A number of new signings have linked up with Adrian Lam’s side ahead of the new campaign.
“It has been nice to catch up with some old faces,” said Powell. “I have seen a bit of Mitch (Clark) before I came back, and I played with George (Burgess) in England Academy. We will need to find some combinations and work together a bit more.”
The 27-year-old admits the return to training has been hard work but has his sights on starting the season in the right way.
“I am tired at the minute, but I’ve just got to make sure I get my recovery right because each game will be a challenge, this is what pre-season is all about. John Winder and Matty Peet has done a great job getting everyone fit and healthy, so hopefully we will start the season better than last year.”
He continued, “we didn’t finish last season as we would like to, but we did have a good period as a team where we showed signs it was there, but we have added quality to go one step further.”
The hooker believes that the target for Lam’s side this season should be to win trophies.
“As a team we play for Wigan and are expected to win silverware so that will be the goal. Personally, I want to be as consistent as I can and be injury free.”
Powell admits he would like to get his hands on his first Challenge Cup this season, in the hunt for silverware.
“If I successfully get it then I would’ve won everything in the English game, and I don’t want to be retiring and not getting it. I have played at Wembley and have been beat there, so that is a wrong that I want to put right. The cup has a different feel to it, we got knocked out pretty early last year so it is something we will target this year.”
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