Williams hoping he can help Warriors kick on

George Williams is happy to take the goal-kicking duties on
George Williams is happy to take the goal-kicking duties on

George Williams has no complaints with the gruelling weekend schedule as he aims to help Wigan get “back on the horse” with victory today.

The Warriors host Wakefield today, just four days after their bruising 22-19 defeat at St Helens.

We want to get back on the horse as soon as possible - we’re not used to this losing-drawing malarkey

George Williams

Some have suggested it is unfair Saints don’t have to back-up from the derby so quickly - their fixture with Huddersfield has been postponed to a blank weekend for both clubs.

But Williams welcomed the congested fixture list.

He said: “I’m happy we’ve got this game.

“Wakefield played Friday and so only have two days recovery, we’ve had three, 
so...

“We want to get back on the horse as soon as possible - we’re not used to this losing-drawing malarkey - and hopefully get back to winning ways.”

Williams was nodding to Wigan’s run of four Super League games without victory, which has seen them lose ground on the top-four at the halfway stage of the 30-round campaign.

Saints’ victory, from Mark Percival’s late try, saw them move to within a point in the middle of the ladder.

“It was a proper game, fast, physical, it felt like a semi-final - it was disappointing to lose but they’re the type of games you want to be involved in,” he added.

Wakefield’s 28-26 win over Huddersfield on Friday kept them ahead of sixth-placed Wigan in the ladder, and obviously if the visitors win today they will move four points clear of Shaun Wane’s outfit.

The Warriors beat Trinity 16-10 on Easter Monday but Williams has not been surprised by their bright opening to the season.

“They’re a good team, they throw the ball around well,David Fifita runs hard and they’ve got some good halves,” said the 22-year-old.

Williams kicked three goals from four attempts against St Helens, his first game when he started the role.

“I used to do it as a kid, I’ve been practicing and I’m happy to do it,” he added.