It’s Great to be Back! – Manfredi

It’s Great to be Back! – Manfredi

Dom Manfredi admitted it was great to be back playing after a winning return for the winger against Salford.

The former Leigh Miners Amateur, had missed the previous five games after picking up a leg injury in the win over Castleford - Wigan’s last game at the DW.

Manfredi returned to the Wing and looked good as Wigan overturned a 12-0 deficit to beat Salford.

On being put back into the side after a spell out through injury, Manfredi said: "It’s great to be back, I wasn’t expecting to get back in the team so quickly but it’s great for me."

Reflecting on the game, the winger admitted it wasn’t the best Warriors performance of the season. Losing 6-0 at half-time, Shaun Wane revealed after the game he felt he had ‘lost a year of his life’ after letting his team know how unhappy he was with their performance.

Manfredi said: "Waney just said we needed to stick to what we do best, and we did that in the second-half.

"The first-half was definitely not like us at all. In the second-half, we did what we had to do and got the two points.

"I think both teams needed the win really. Salford had a few players back, defended well and made it a lot tougher for us to play our style of rugby."

The 21-year-old said the team were delighted to return to the DW after a run of games away from home. Wigan extended their unbeaten Super League run at the DW to 14 games and Manfredi said: "It is a huge boost to be at home." He said. "We play more confident rugby when we are at home and the fans got behind us a lot which also helped us get the win."

The starlet, a product of the Club’s academy having been with the Warriors since the age of 12, has scored 12 tries in 10 appearances this year but isn’t getting carried away.

"I just want to get as many games in as possible really, keep working hard and giving good performances to try and get in the team next season when Joe (Burgess) leaves."

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