Higham - We Owe The Fans This Year

The new season gets underway on Friday 9th February 2007 with Warrington Wolves the visitors to the JJB Stadium.

Looking ahead to the campaign hooker Mickey Higham told us after what happened last year he wouldn't be making any predictions on how he thought the Warriors would fare,

"I said last year we would go really well so this year we will let our rugby do the talking. We will just get on with our business quietly, we have assembled a good squad here. We are working well as a team.

"Last year was unknown territory, we had pressure and we came through it. Hopefully we can kick on from how we finished and bring that sort of form into 2007."

Higham admitted the fans were an 18th man last year and would like to repay that loyalty in Super League XII,

"I think we owe the fans something this year. In desperate times the supporters were still here singing. We played Catalans here last year, we were bottom of the table and still had over 11,000 fans backing us. They deserve something back and hopefully we can deliver."

Asked what the club could achieve Mickey added,

"Realistically we can go along way. We will be setting our own goals, we had a take about it in Lanzarote. If we can just play well the rest will look after itself. I am looking forward to these friendlies to get a good hit out.

On the arrival of Shane Millard who will compete for the hookers shirt with Higham, he said,

"Billy has been a consistently high performer for years at Widnes and Leeds. He knows Super League and is a quality player. I am sure we can work together, it will be good competition and that's true around the side. One slip up and you could be out, we all know we have to perform week in week out."

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