ANTHONY Gelling has been unable to hide his desperation to return to action.
As he prepares for his first game in two months tonight when Wigan travel to Warrington, Gelling has made is clear he wants to get stuck in.
I’m more old school, I’d rather have that than having to turf someone out of bed to workShaun Wane
He has illustrated the serious side to his colourful nature but such eagerness has caused some problems for the Warriors coaching staff.
“Gelling looks fantastic training. I came into work at 6.15am and he sneaked in before everyone to do some on his own on the field,” revealed Shaun Wane.
“I was happy. But Mark Bitcon freaked out. But that’s just Gels.
“I found it quite funny, but there’s a science behind getting players fit.”
Gelling hasn’t played since being sidelined with a hamstring injury sustained in the win at Wakefield in April.
“I like his character,” said Wane. “I said to Bitters, ‘Don’t go hard on him, just educate him on doing the right thing’.
“I’m more old school, I’d rather have that than having to turf someone out of bed to work.”
Ahead of tonight’s clash, Wane has called on his players to ‘be physically ready’ in a game he isn’t taking for granted.
“We’ll not be going there expecting to win. We’ll be going there knowing we need to do our processes right, and if we do that,
we’ll automatically win,” he said.