Why Brad Singleton will be 'perfect fit' for Wigan Warriors
Brad Singleton will be a perfect fit for Wigan.
That’s the view of his former Leeds Rhinos team-mate Zak Hardaker as the late-season recruit edges closer to a likely Warriors debut.
Singleton is in the 21-man squad to face Warrington after recovering from a minor injury he had when he joined the club last month.
“Singo is a player I’ve loved playing alongside,” said Hardaker.
“It’s not just his toughness, he’s actually got skills, but don’t tell him I said that!
“He’s got some smarts, he can play, but he just wants to compete all the time and he’s a perfect for for us.
"I don’t think he’ll have to change anything, he’ll fit into our system.”
Hardaker revealed a role in bringing him to the Warriors when Singleton’s former club, Toronto, withdrew from the competition.
“When it all happened with Toronto, I mentioned his name to Wigan,” said the centre.
“He ended up signing, so I’ll make sure I get plenty of coffees off him... when Toronto have paid him his money.”
Singleton has been training with Wigan for two weeks and has needed to pass some ‘strength markers’ on a knee injury he was rehabbing before being cleared to play.
Lam has made him no promises he will get game-time this season, insisting he will have to earn a spot through hard work in training.
And the coach is not short of front-row options.
Marquee recruit George Burgess will be back within two weeks from a hip problem and Tony Clubb, who hasn’t played since the season resumed, will also be available then after recovering from a neck injury.
Lam also has Ben Flower, Joe Bullock, Ethan Havard, Mitch Clark and Ollie Partington available for selection, while Ben Kilner impressed in a young side which lost to St Helens last week.
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