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Some Wigan Warriors forwards told they're under pressure, reveals Adrian Lam

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 9:59 am
by josie andrews
Adrian Lam has put some of his forwards on notice that they need to perform to hang onto their places.


The Warriors boss is set to name an unchanged team for the first time this season when Wigan face Catalans in Barcelona.


But with youngsters such as Morgan Smithies knocking on the door, Jake Shorrocks close to returning from a shoulder injury and senior forward Liam Farrell back soon, Lam has made it clear to some of his players that they need to perform.

Lam said: “A few of our forwards, I’ve spoken to them about the pressure to hold on to their positions and this is the first week we’ve had that competition.

The forwards have been tapped on the shoulder and I’ve spoken to them honestly and said, ‘Look, you’ve got a chance to hold onto this jersey but I need you to perform.’

“Liam Farrell may be back in three games, Jarrod Sammut maybe a week or two away, they’ll have to fit in so all of a sudden we have options.

This could be the first week this season that we can pick the same team.”

Willie Isa (calf) and England duo Oliver Gildart (hip) and George Williams (wrist) have overcome minor injuries.

Shorrocks, who missed Sunday’s Challenge Cup loss at Warrington with a shoulder injury, could be the only change to the side which went down 26-24 at the HJ.

“The players are still disappointed because we thought we were the better side,” said Lam, who will name his 19-man squad today.

“The exciting part is we feel we can play twice as good as that.

“We’re improving every week and we feel there’s a positive vibe and we’re heading in the right direction.”

Shorrocks, who missed Sunday’s Challenge Cup loss at Warrington with a shoulder injury, could be the only change to the side which went down 26-24 at the HJ.

“The players are still disappointed because we thought we were the better side,” said Lam, who will name his 19-man squad today.

“The exciting part is we feel we can play twice as good as that.

“We’re improving every week and we feel there’s a positive vibe and we’re heading in the right direction.”

Wigan fly out to Barcelona later today.They will train near the Nou Camp tomorrow ahead of Saturday’s match, kick-off 3.30pm UK time.


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Re: Some Wigan Warriors forwards told they're under pressure, reveals Adrian Lam

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 2:09 pm
by ancientnloyal
Good!

Hopefully we can kick on

Re: Some Wigan Warriors forwards told they're under pressure, reveals Adrian Lam

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:13 am
by Wiganer Ted
Not just for this season either.
Players will know by now that signings have been made, although we don't, forwards will be among them. Whether we bring someone in for this season seems uncertain but there will be arrivals and departures before next year.

Re: Some Wigan Warriors forwards told they're under pressure, reveals Adrian Lam

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:51 pm
by Wigan_forever1985
Wiganer Ted wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:13 am
Not just for this season either.
Players will know by now that signings have been made, although we don't, forwards will be among them. Whether we bring someone in for this season seems uncertain but there will be arrivals and departures before next year.
True

but to play devils advocate - its long been said that Rads and IL make the signings the reason given being that they provide a level of continuity that a coach doesnt. The downside to this of course is that as a player if Lam truned round to me and said you need to perform or lose your spot he could easily think, well Lams not going to be around come next year so i dont need to impress you at all really

Re: Some Wigan Warriors forwards told they're under pressure, reveals Adrian Lam

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 1:02 pm
by ddtftf
Please for heavens sake dont give Clubb another contract 10 min each half last game and 1 good first drive in then faded into obscurity

Re: Some Wigan Warriors forwards told they're under pressure, reveals Adrian Lam

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 1:03 pm
by ddtftf
:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Re: Some Wigan Warriors forwards told they're under pressure, reveals Adrian Lam

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 1:11 pm
by shaunedwardsfanclub
ddtftf wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 1:02 pm
Please for heavens sake dont give Clubb another contract 10 min each half last game and 1 good first drive in then faded into obscurity
Agreed, but mind you I wouldn’t give many of our forwards a new contract. It’s time to have a clear out.