‘Bittersweet’ feeling for Warrior Forsyth

Liam Forsyth in action against Warrington
Liam Forsyth in action against Warrington

Liam Forsyth admits there has been a “bittersweet” feeling to his elevation to the Wigan side.

He and Liam Marshall have profited from a string of injuries to more senior players - including starting wingers Joe Burgess and Lewis Tierney.

It’s been a bit of a culture shock! I’ve been fined for some daft things

Liam Forsyth

Forsyth made his debut on the wing in the 38-16 romp at Warrington on Thursday and is in prime spot to retain his spot for the rest of the month.

“Obviously me and Marsh don’t want mates to get injured, it’s bittersweet sometimes, but when they do it creates an opportunity for us, and it’s up to us to take them,” he said.

“I’m naturally a centre but I played a bit of wing growing up so I’m happy to go anywhere, really.”

Forsyth has returned to Wigan after a brief stint in rugby union with Bath, where he played for their reserve team.

And the player nicknamed ‘Bruce’ says it has been a smooth transition - though he has taken ownership of his own laundry after a costly training mishap!

“I’ve never been organised, and here you need to know what kit you’re wearing on specific days,” he said.

“It’s been a bit of a culture shock! I’ve been fined for some daft things. I turned up with the wrong shorts on team-run, but since then I’ve been more organised!”

Coach Shaun Wane gave the players a long weekend off before they begin preparing for their next game, at home to Huddersfield next Sunday.