LIAM Farrell has eyes on a new role for Wigan in 2015 – as an “enforcer”.
The 24-year-old finished last season as England’s first-choice second-rower.
But he feels there is room to grow – and bring a new dimension to the Warriors side.
And he is planning to take Shaun Wane’s advice on board and add an aggressive streak to his otherwise accomplished performances.
“Waney is always at me to be more aggressive and dominant, and now I’m older I want to be that player,” said the academy-product (right).
“I want to be a bit more of an enforcer for us, and that’s something I’m aiming to do.”
Farrell’s dedication and hhungry training habits are often hailed by his team-mates and coaches.
And while he is modest about his efforts, he admits being a fan of the demanding winter period.
“I love pre-season,” he said. “I found it hard last year, after the World Cup – I didn’t have as much time and I thought I started last season quite slow because of it. I stayed fit during my time off after the Four Nations and over the next few weeks I’m going to do what I need to do.”
The Wigan players yesterday had a joint training sessions with the Jacksonville Axemen – and took in an NFL game – as their Florida training camp nears to a close.