We must blot out Wembley thoughts – Hansen

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HARRISON Hansen insists Wigan will put on the blinkers to ensure they don’t stumble into the Challenge Cup Final.

The Warriors have lost two of their last three Super League matches including Friday’s 30-12 home humbling by Huddersfield, which struck a huge dent in their hopes of finishing the regular campaign on top of the ladder.

Wigan now have just one match – a daunting trip to Catalan on Saturday – to polish up their form before their Wembley showdown with Hull FC.

And forward Hansen said: “Everyone is looking forward to Wembley, it’s in the back of our minds.

“But at the end of the day we have a massive game against Catalan before then and we need to start fixing things now.

“Huddersfield are playing some good rugby – and that is what we have to try and emulate.”

Meanwhile, Wigan prop Epa Lauaki is free to face Catalan this weekend after being cleared of any wrong-doing in the loss to the Giants.

Paul Anderson complained about an alleged shoulder-charge on hooker Shaun Lunt and called for him to face a three-game ban. But the RFL’s match review panel said he had no case to answer after viewing footage yesterday.

WIGAN-target Anthony Minichiello is set to put pen to paper on a new deal with Sydney Roosters this week, confirming he won’t be switching to Super League next season.

Shaun Wane remains on the hunt for backs, though it is understood he has already secured the services of London’s promising three-quarter Dan Sarginson.