Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane gives Jake Shorrocks a licence to impress
Shaun Wane hopes Jake Shorrocks catches his eye this Friday night '“ but not too much!
The Wigan halfback is on loan at Salford after battling back from a serious knee injury which ruined his 2017 campaign.
And Wane will get the chance to cast a close eye on his progress for the Red Devils when Ian Watson’s squad arrives this Friday.
Asked how he would feel if Shorrocks scored a match-winner, Wane smiled: “I’ll be fed up with him!”
Wane could have prevented the 22-year-old from facing his parent club as part of his loan arrangement.
But he said: “I just think it’s so unfair saying to another club, ‘Help us try and get our player some game-time’, and then say he can’t play against us.
“It’s not my style, I don’t like it.
“I think it would be wrong to put that stipulation in because I want him get some game-time - not to limit it.
“He’s coming back from a shocking injury and he needs to play as many games as he can.”
Shorrocks played a big role in the Warriors’ march to the 2016 Grand Final - only missing out when Sean O’Loughlin was declared fit late-on - but suffered a season-ending injury in his only appearance last year.
Since moving on loan to Salford, he has faced Warrington and started at halfback in last Thursday’s 60-10 defeat -against St Helens.
“The players like him and they’ll be revved up, they’ll get stuck into him,” added Wane.