DAN Sarginson looks set to be playing at Wigan next season.
The centre’s regular contract was due to expire at the end of this year and his future has been the subject of simmering speculation, with NRL and union clubs linked with the fleet-footed England international.
It’s coming together, Faz, Budgie and I have a good bond and so have the other sideDan Sarginson
But Sarginson has revealed Warriors have taken out the option on his contract, tying him to the club until the end of 2016.
“They’ve taken my option for next year,” confirmed the 21-year-old, who was signed from London on a two-year deal with an additional year option in the club’s favour.
He added there was no development on his long-term future.
Wigan want to keep him but sources suggest interest from union is growing.
Sarginson’s more pressing concern is helping Wigan claim their fifth straight victory when they face Castleford tomorrow night.
The Tigers inflicted the heaviest defeat of the season on Shaun Wane’s men when they ran out 42-14 winners back in March.
Sarginson says their upturn in results in recent weeks have reflected their improving form and growing confident.
“Waney was really disappointed, we didn’t stick to our game plan and Castleford didn’t see the best of us,” he said.
“To be fair to them they had a few quirky moves which caught us out.”
Wane was so angry he dragged the players in for a 7am review the following morning, and withdrew meal privileges for a week.
“He wanted to show that we can’t take things for granted,” said Sarginson.
“We’re a lot sharper now.
“Back then there weren’t many people talking, it was a bit negative, if you watched a whole training session now you’d notice how much sharper we are and we’re getting better week in week out.”
Sarginson’s early form was hampered by an off-season injury, but he has rekindled a potent left-side attack with Joe Burgess - Super League’s leading tryscorer with 13 - and England team-mate Liam Farrell.
“It’s coming together, Faz, Budgie and I have a good bond and so have the other side,” he added.
Tomorrow’s game is Wigan’s last at the DW Stadium for six weeks, owing to pitch maintenance work.
Hopefully we can carry our form into the away games,” the Londoner added.
Captain Sean O’Loughlin has been named in the provisional 19-man squad and is set to play.
But prop Ben Flower will miss the game with a hamstring injury. Tony Clubb is also ruled out.