Wigan Ready to explode

Wigan's George Carmont scores a second-half try against Huddersfield
Wigan's George Carmont scores a second-half try against Huddersfield

SHAUN Wane feels Wigan are on the brink of blowing a team away – and hopes his wish comes true today (Sunday).

Warriors are on a white-hot nine-game winning streak which includes two victories over St Helens.

And Wane is hunting his third win against their fiercest rivals in the headlining Magic encounter.

Despite the gushing plaudits Warriors have earned so far this year, the coach believes they are yet to hit top gear.

And he has promised fans there is much more to come – and hopes it comes in front of the Sky Sports cameras at the Etihad.

Wane said: “I’m not one for putting percentages on how much better we can get, but there’s more to come from us. A lot more.

“I’m fairly happy with where we’re at, but we’ve never really clicked and that’s going to happen soon – definitely.

“We have defended well in spells and we have attacked well at times, but not always for long periods of time. We performed at Huddersfield and a lot of teams would have been happy with it, but we spent hours afterwards finding areas we can improve.

“One day, it’s going to click for 80 minutes – and I hope that we can do that this week.”

Having crossed the halfway stage of his first season in charge, Wane nominated the 28-10 victory at Langtree Park as the highlight so far.

“That had nothing to do with the coaching staff, that was down to the desire of the players,” he said. “And this week has had the same kind of build-up.”