Wigan Head Coach Shaun Wane has had his Wigan team working hard this week as they prepare for the final four games of the regular Super League season.
The Warriors, currently third in the ladder, have games at Warrington and Hull FC as well as home fixtures with Leeds and Widnes as they look to finish strong ahead of the Super 8’s.
Wane’s team have no fixture this week after their Challenge Cup exit however the Warriors Coach decided against giving his players a week off and has had them doing overtime in training.
"We’ve had four days of really intense training." He said. "A lot of weights, a lot of skills, we’ve really loaded the guys up then they’ll have a couple of days off before we’re back into it preparing for Warrington."
Wane admits he has been impressed by the attitude of his team as they put in the extra hours on the training field.
"It’s been a long four days but we put on an optional weights session on Thursday and most of the players turned up to that which is unbelievable, it just shows how good their attitude is and I’ve been really impressed with the players this week, they’ve worked really hard.
"It’s been a bit like a pre-season camp, we’ve put a lot of work into the players and they’ve all adapted really well. Everyone has done the work that they needed to do and we’re well prepared now for the final four games before the Super 8’s."
Despite the extra sessions, Wane admits he would much rather his team be involved in the Challenge Cup this weekend.
"We’ve made the best of a bad situation, the fact is I’d rather we were playing this week - we should be and I’m really disappointed. The players have worked hard and worked as though they’ve played a game this week. Other clubs give their players time off, we don’t do that, I want my players in and working hard."
Wigan return to action against Warrington on 2 July before the Thursday Thriller at the DW on 9 July - tickets for both games are available from the DW Stadium Ticket Office - 0871 6633 552 and online CLICK HERE