Prescott: I’m proud to stage a testimonial

Paul Prescott in action against Wakefield
Paul Prescott in action against Wakefield

PAUL Prescott says staging a testimonial is the perfect way to draw a line under his playing career.

The former prop – forced to retire last season with a back injury – has been handed the honour for playing 10 seasons in Warriors’ first-team.

A benefit game at Workington Town on January 26 – expected to feature a clutch of Shaun Wane’s new signings – will kick-off his testimonial year with his hometown club.

“The testimonial is something I’m very proud of,” said Presc0tt, who turns 28 on New Year’s Day.

“To do 10 seasons in the Wigan first-team wasn’t something I expected when I started.

“I would’ve loved to have carried on, sadly it wasn’t to be but this is a good way of signing off my playing career and saying farewell.”

Prescott – a Wigan Evening Post columnist during 2013 – was due to hold a joint-testimonial with Harrison Hansen until the forward signed for Salford this week.