Joe Bullock looks ahead to Monday’s game against Salford Red Devils at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Prop expecting a ‘tough’ clash against Ian Watson’s side.
- Bullock: “It is going to be a battle.”
Joe Bullock believes Monday’s meeting with Salford Red Devils at the AJ Bell Stadium is a key moment in the context of Wigan Warriors’ season.
The prop says momentum is most important for Adrian Lam’s side and that he and his teammates must start to perform to their maximum.
“You just need to swim with the tide,” he said. “When we start to do that we will be where we want to be and the game against Salford is very important in terms of how our season shapes out. Rugby league is a momentum kind of game.”
After the Red Devils beat Warrington Wolves on their own turf on Good Friday, Bullock is expecting a ‘tough’ opposition, but one that his side can be confident of facing after their victory against them earlier on in the season.
The former Barrow Raiders forward said: “It’s going to be a battle, but every Super League game is a real battle, and we have to be ready.
“With the intensity of Super League, I expect it to be hard, but we just need to knuckle down and prepare.”
Wigan enter Monday’s game with a list of injuries, but Bullock feels that can’t be used as an excuse.
“Other teams are struggling just the same, so we just have to prepare and work hard.”
The Warriors head into Monday’s match off the back of a 10-36 derby defeat to St Helens, which Bullock admits he was ‘disappointed’ with.
“It was an intense game; St Helens are a quality team. We competed and the effort was there, but we just need to sharpen up because they have the quality to undo teams as they’ve done it to everyone.
“They are the kind of games I wanted to come to Wigan for, and the experience was amazing and the fans were class.”