Gildart: I’m not the finished product yet

Oliver Gildart facing Warrington last week
Oliver Gildart facing Warrington last week

Oliver Gildart admits Wigan are no longer flying under the radar as they attempt to overhaul St Helens at the top.

Their 38-10 win against Warrington at the Magic Weekend was their eighth straight victory.

They head to Hull KR tonight aiming to stretch that run and asked whether people will now be taking the Warriors more seriously now, Gildart said: “Definitely. Saints have been taking the limelight and rightly so, we’ve been happy to keep our heads down.

“Warrington went into that Magic game in flying form but we just stuck to our game-plan and it paid off.”

Wigan only led 16-10 at half-time but scored four unanswered tries after the break.

“Our first half affects our second-half – when we can grind teams down and stay in an arm-wrestle they fall away,” said the 21-year-old.

Gildart shone against the Wolves and he hopes his form improves now his future has been secured.

“It has probably affected me a bit, my head was all over the shop at the start of the year and now I can knuckle down,” said the centre, who signed a new three-year deal last week after rejecting offers from the NRL.

“I’m made up to be here for the next three years.

“I’m 21, I’m not established yet, there are things I want to do here.

“I want to play 100 games for Wigan, maybe more, and try and nail an England spot and just be the best I can be.

“I’m not the finished product yet, I’ve got a lot of improvement in me.”