Why Wigan Warriors' fringe players have extra reason to impress
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The reserves campaign has already been scrapped for the rest of this year, and it seems likely the Championship and League One will follow suit - scrubbing any chances of Warriors playing on loan or dual-registration.
Halfback or hooker Shorrocks, who made one appearance this year before the season was halted, said: “It’s looking like it’s first team or nothing when we get back.
“You need to play week in, week out to improve and we have a big squad with everyone capable of playing first team.
“If you are in when we get going again, you already have a kick-start on the next one down – basically, every week you’re getting better and they’re not.
“So I imagine when everyone is back in the lads on the fringes will be doing everything they can to impress Lammy.”
Former Wigan halfback Alan Taylor has died after a long illness.
Taylor represented Widnes RUFC– his hometown – before joining the professional ranks at Wigan in 1973.
He made 69 appearances until ‘78 before going on to play for Swinton and Oldham.