No more players in Wane’s sights

Shaun Wane
Shaun Wane

SHAUN Wane doesn’t plan to make any more signings before the start of the new season.

The last week has been a frantic affair with two props – Lee Mossop and Larne Patrick – joining the 2015 roster.

They took the Warriors’ recruitment to three, following the earlier signing of Wakefield forward Taulima Tautai.

And while Wane says he will keep an eye out for available talent, he hasn’t targeted any areas to strengthen.

He said: “We’ll always keep a look out for any quality players who we think can improve us.

“Things can change quickly – we weren’t targeting another prop when Lee became available.

“But am I targeting any more signings? No.

“If we go into the new season with this squad, I’ll be happy. Very happy.”

The only changes to the current squad may be departures, with both Scott Taylor and Gil Dudson thought to be heading elsewhere.

They couldn’t break into the Warriors team during their Grand Final charge and, since then, Wigan have signed Mossop, Patrick and Tautai.

Both Taylor and Dudson are attracting interest from other clubs.

Even accounting for their exit, and the suspension of Ben Flower for the first part of the season, Wane will 
have a crowded front-row division.

And with the likes of Patrick and Clubb able to play in the back-row, the coach reckons all the team will feel the heat of increased competition.

He said: “Players like Larne, Joel Tomkins and Lee are really athletic players, and we have got forwards who 
can play in a number of positions - and that’s a healthy position to be in.” Meanwhile, a planned announcement about the World Club Series yesterday was delayed, suggesting an air of uncertainty over where or when Wigan may stage their clash against Brisbane.

The fixture, scheduled for February 21, clashes with a Latics fixture – meaning one will need to be brought 
forward if both are to be played at the DW Stadium, or the Warriors may be forced to play elsewhere.