Logan Astley sets out his targets for the 2023 season as he looks ahead to the Whitehaven game

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Logan Astley sets out his targets for the 2023 season as he looks ahead to the Whitehaven game

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Wigan Warriors youngster Logan Astley says he wants to take every opportunity that comes his way throughout the 2023 campaign.

The 19-year-old made his Super League debut against Huddersfield Giants back in May, and also appeared in August’s away trip to Hull KR.

Astley admits there’s been some difficult moments throughout pre-season so far, but states he can feel the benefit.

He said: “Being one of the younger lads I was in a bit earlier, so it’s been around 12 weeks.

“There’s been some tough mornings where you’ve just got to get through it, but it’s all enjoyable in the end and it’s what makes you the player you are.

“You’ve just got to put the work in and go as hard as you can.

“Now everyone is back in, it’s definitely better.

“I can definitely see that I’ve improved from last year, it’s just about developing.

“It’s been long and tough but I can definitely feel the benefit from it.

“Having Tommy (Leuluai) as a player, and now a coach, I’ve learnt a lot. I also had Lee (Briers) last year as well.

“I’ve always been in a position where there’s been good people to help me.

“Harry (Smith) is the number seven this year, and I’m learning a lot from him as well.

“I want to play as many games as I can.

“There’ll be times where I might be needed and times when I’m on the fringes or not playing.

“As long as I keep training the same then there’ll be opportunities, and hopefully I can take them.

“The Super League games I played helped me get used to the physicality, and then once I can defend, my skill will come off the back of that.

“I’m confident that I’m a good enough player to be at that level.

“I feel like I’ll get better in every game I play because I’ll be learning more.

“All I can do is make an impression on people and try my best.

"Defensively I’ll try to make every tackle, and in attack I’ll try things, just playing the way I can.

“My target is just to play as many Super League games as I can. I’ll just take it as it comes, and hopefully this time next year I’ll be in a better position, pushing even more to start.”

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Re: Logan Astley sets out his targets for the 2023 season as he looks ahead to the Whitehaven game

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We could do with him being decent, the club seem to rate him.
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The Pearl1 wrote: Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:24 pm We could do with him being decent, the club seem to rate him.
My only concern with Astley is that he seems to be "Kick Happy" which is a shame because he has a decent running/passing game and is reasonably quick.
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No straw damn us wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:58 pm
The Pearl1 wrote: Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:24 pm We could do with him being decent, the club seem to rate him.
My only concern with Astley is that he seems to be "Kick Happy" which is a shame because he has a decent running/passing game and is reasonably quick.
I felt the same from my, admittedly limited, viewing of him last season. Is anyone at the club looking to address this to your knowledge Brian?
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No straw damn us wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:58 pm
The Pearl1 wrote: Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:24 pm We could do with him being decent, the club seem to rate him.
My only concern with Astley is that he seems to be "Kick Happy" which is a shame because he has a decent running/passing game and is reasonably quick.
a fixable trait though, just needs reps to improve decision making
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No straw damn us wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:58 pm
The Pearl1 wrote: Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:24 pm We could do with him being decent, the club seem to rate him.
My only concern with Astley is that he seems to be "Kick Happy" which is a shame because he has a decent running/passing game and is reasonably quick.
Thought this too think its probably something that is fruitful in junior grades with less organized and seasoned defenders

he needs some proper games, maybe see if he can get a loan
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I thought he was excellent on Sunday. We went over for the game and I’ve watched it back since. That habit of kicking away possession in our area of the field looked to have been shelved and when he did try the little kick through, he collected and scored. His general kicking game looked good, his support play was extremely good and he was a threat throughout. I looked at him Sunday and felt he looked more robust than I could remember last year and looking at pictures of him from that HKR game to Sundays game, he definitely looks to have put some size on. It was very promising by him and hopefully we’ll see some games in the first team.
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Am I correct in thinking he's played allot of Union?

Would explain the tendency to kick.

Looks a promising player from what I've seen
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Thought he had a very good game and kick selection was spot on, a vast improvement on what we saw last year in all comps.

TBF, his long kicking kept is in the game 1st half on Sunday.
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