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Williams: Focus has to be here and now

Wigan's George Williams and Jack Hughes make a tackle in the game against Huddersfield

Wigan's George Williams and Jack Hughes make a tackle in the game against Huddersfield

TEENAGE star George Williams is aware of the dangers of looking too far into the future – especially with a first Wembley appearance the first goal of the season.

The impressive halfback has shined in 2014, making appearances at his preferred position of half-back as well as at hooker to cover Wigan’s recent injury crisis.

Having made his debut in last season’s fourth-round win over Leigh, Williams is better-placed to fight for consideration should Warriors reach the final again this year – but his main focus for now is Saturday’s opponents Castleford.

“Wembley is always in the back of your mind but you have to focus on what’s in front of you,” he told the Evening Post.

“The cup is a massive thing for me and a massive thing for the town of Wigan. It should be a really good game on Saturday. Cas are playing well and we are the holders and want to double-up and win it again this year.”

Williams will find out today if he has a place in Shaun Wane’s squad for the tie to be shown live by the BBC, and he is prepared to rough it up in the pack again if required.

“I just have to train well to make sure I have a chance,” the St Patrick’s product added.

“It’s harder in the middle – tougher – there are some big bodies in there but I will play anywhere for Wigan.

“We’ve had some good form except against Huddersfield last week and we had a few big games we needed to win, but now we can fully focus on Castleford.”

 

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