Sarginson says left edge will grow in confidence

Dan Sarginson scores for Wigan
Dan Sarginson scores for Wigan

DAN Sarginson reckons Wigan’s lethal left-edge will get even better as the season charges towards its climax.

His winger, Joe Burgess, is scorching away at the top of the Super League try-scoring charts with 17 touchdowns – two more than his nearest rival. Sarginson, Liam Farrell and George Williams have also chipped in with 16 tries between them, and impressed fans with their cohesion in recent weeks.

Supporters will be hoping they can help inflict a derby defeat on St Helens in tomorrow night’s clash at Langtree Park.

“Last year we played pretty well as a left edge, and this season George has come in and been unreal for us,” said England centre Sarginson.

“It makes me feel old having George and Budgie there and I’m only 22!

“Budgie and Faz have got more to their games this year. Faz does a lot of work that fans don’t see, he’s a real asset for us.

“We’re forming a good partnership and we can only go better game on game as we grow in confidence.”

Wigan had won just one of 12 of their games away from the DW Stadium heading into a crunch run of fixtures. But impressive victories on the road against Leeds – at Newcastle – and Huddersfield have provided an emphatic answer to questions about their away form, and they will travel across Billinge Hill with no shortage of confidence.

“No one really mentioned (the away form), but it wasn’t a mental thing,” said Sarginson. “We’ve got two good wins against top teams, so I think it was more a coincidence than anything.

“It’s been a short turnaround (since Sunday’s 32-18 win) but everyone is fired up for this one. The atmosphere at these derbies is unreal... it’s probably the best game all season.”