Head Coach Adrian Lam reacts to Wigan’s 26-12 victory over Hull FC in the Betfred Super League.
“We’ve got a good vibe and rhythm going there at the moment.”
FT | Wigan Warriors 26–12 Hull FC
Head Coach Adrian Lam believes his side have a “good vibe and rhythm” going” but also have areas to improve upon following their 26-12 victory over Hull FC on Sunday afternoon.
Reacting to the win at the DW Stadium in Round 4 of the Betfred Super League Lam said, “I was really pleased. We got a lot of time out of a lot of players and defended well again.
“That’s four weeks in a row where we’ve only had two tries against us.”
Going into more detail on his side’s defensive performance he explained, “Their two tries weren’t systematic, they were against the run of play, so I’m really happy.”
The Head Coach also highlighted that it’s something his side have built on in training.
“They’ve bought in really well. It’s part of Wigan and has been in recent history. We build our success off the back of a good defence. We’ve got a good vibe and rhythm going there at the moment.”
Winger Dom Manfredi returned for his first Super League appearance since April 2019 on Sunday after a lengthy spell out with a knee injury, marking the occasion with a second-half try.
On Manfredi: “We’ve just sung for him in the dressing room there because he’s respected highly by his peers like no other player at the Club, they love him.
“We wanted to pick him last week but he wasn’t quite mentally right himself, so he wanted to play reserve grade, which we allowed him to do.
“He got back today and I think that will do him the world of good. His carries are some of the strongest, no only in Super League, but in the world I feel.”
Expanding on the attacking front further, Lam discussed how his side are improving when going forward this season.
“There were probably four or five other instances that we could have capitalised on today. We can still improve in areas but certainly it’s a lot better in terms of movement and shape.
“When we get it right there’s going to be a big score at some stage and I’m looking forward to that happening.”
Lam also provided an update on injuries from the game and how his side are looking in the weeks to come.
Post Hull FC: “Nothing this week really. Tommy Leuluai had a bit of a hyper-extended elbow but that shouldn’t be an issue.
“We’ve got a few players on the verge of coming back in Ben Flower, George Burgess and Gildart isn’t too far away.”
“George [Burgess] I really close, so it’ll be next week for him or the week after. We are just going to monitor him and make sure he gets a full week of training, then he will fit into that group somewhere.
“Ben Flower is another week away yet.”
The Head Coach highlighted why having more players available can only aid his squad’s progression.
“There’s pressure and competition for places coming and that’s exactly where we want to be with this side.
“They are undefeated and top of the table so it’s going to be a tough one there.”
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