Fit-again Sarginson ‘unsure’ about long-term future

Dan Sarginson hasn't played since July
Dan Sarginson hasn't played since July

DAN Sarginson is confident he will be fit and firing for the start of next season – but is unsure whether it will be his last at Wigan or not.

The England centre is out of contract at the end of 2016 and has been previously linked with moves to the NRL and rugby union.

He has not ruled out the prospect of extending his stay but says his priority is on getting back into action.

Sarginson said: “I’ve got one year left now, I really want to win something at this club if I go at the end of next season.

“I came to make me an international player, which I’ve done, and now I just need to win something.

“So that’s all that matters to me – I want to win some silverware, that’s what I came here to do.”

Asked whether he had made a decision on his future, he said: “I’m really unsure.

“I’ll play the season out and decide at the end of the season. I’m not sure yet.”

Sarginson, signed from London Broncos two years ago, will begin running next week after recovering from the leg injury which cut short his 2015 campaign.

And he is looking forward to taking part in the rest of this month’s pre-season training.

“I’m at the back end of the rehab, I should be light running next week and then back into it,” said the 22-year-old, who played for England in last year’s Four Nations.

“Everyone thinks it’s good to sit out the fitness, but it’s hard to watch – I try and stay in the gym and do the bits I can, and I can’t wait until I’m back in.” His last game was the 26-24 victory over Leeds back in July.

“Seeing the boys at the final, happy to see them out there but so much wanted to be out there,” he added.

“I’m taking the positives as a chance to rest up the body.

“I’ve not really had a chance to rest for the last three seasons.

“Every pre-season I’ve had an injury, and last year I had the internationals, so I’ve never really had the time to get myself right and this year I’m hoping it’ll be a good season.

“I’ve been working on the strength stuff so hopefully come back stronger.”