Farrell hungry for milestone victory

Liam Farrell
Liam Farrell

CENTURY man Liam Farrell is gunning to mark his special milestone with victory tonight.

The 22-year-old has amassed 99 appearances for his hometown club since his debut in 2010.

And he is poised to bring up the ton in front of the Sky Sports cameras this evening when a patched-up Wigan side travel to take on white-hot Warrington.

Farrell said: “It’s probably come quicker than I thought, it doesn’t seem two minutes since I was making my debut so it seems like it’s gone really quick.

“Touch wood I’ve been lucky with injuries and got a few good runs in the team.

“I’m still only 22, but 100 games is a reminder that I’m quite experienced now.

“I like milestones like this, and hopefully I get 200 and then 300.”

Prop Lee Mossop is also expected to mark a century of matches tonight, as Wigan aim to stretch their winning run to 14 matches.

Shaun Wane is missing a string of key players and Farrell accepts they have a huge challenge.

“This is the biggest game of the season so far,” he said.

“They’ve gone under the radar a bit but they were ticking those wins over, and in the last few weeks they’ve been playing really well. They’ve physically dominant and managed to blow teams away inside the first 20 minutes.

“We’ve got a few injuries, but we’ve got players who can come in and do a job.”

Wigan haven’t beaten Warrington in any of their last six Super League encounters and Farrell added: “Since I’ve been in the team our record hasn’t been great at all.

“We want to be better in bigger games, and there’s no better one to prove than this one.”