Warriors training over the holidays

Shaun Wane
Shaun Wane

SHAUN Wane admits the double disappointment of last season was behind his decision to cancel plans for an extended Christmas break.

Last year the Warriors players were given a week off to spend the festive period with their families.

But Wane was due to oversee a training session today and has arranged three further sessions before New Year’s Eve, to ensure the players’ pre-season preparations aren’t disrupted by the holidays.

He admitted the movewas driven by the fact they surrendered both trophies last season.

He said: “At the end of the day we won nothing last year.

“Our name is not on any of the trophies and we don’t want that to happen again.

“No matter how well we played at times or what the circumstances, we weren’t good enough – we want to win things, and if that means training over Christmas, it’s a very small sacrifice to make.

“I’m not doing it to be unfair – it’s not a punishment or anything like that – I’m doing it because it will help the players, and those three sessions are what they need. It’ll not be long before the pre-season games are on us.”

Wane still wants his players to enjoy Christmas with their families, especially having just spent two weeks away at a Florida pre-season camp.

“It was the best camp we’ve ever had, there wasn’t one session I wasn’t really pleased with, and the new staff blended in really well,” he added.