Momentum key: Gildart

Momentum key: Gildart

  • Oliver Gildart previews Wigan Warriors’ clash against Leeds Rhinos on Friday.

  • The 22-year-old believes Sam Powell’s winning drop goal against Hull KR was ‘massive’ for his side going forward.

  • Gildart: “It’s all about getting the results.”

Oliver Gildart says every game is a ‘must win’ for Wigan Warriors as they prepare to take on Leeds Rhinos on Friday night.

Ahead of the game at Emerald Headingley Stadium, the centre feels that Sam Powell’s late winning drop goal in the previous game against Hull KR will prove to be ‘massive’ for his side in the long run.

“If we had not got the result against Hull KR it could have been a pretty depressing week this week,” Gildart said.

“I think we should have won the game by a bigger score, but we aren’t playing well at the minute, so it is all about getting the results.

“Every game is now a must win; if we get the result against Leeds then the top five will be in our reach and we can get a bit of momentum going.”

The 22-year-old England international believes Wigan need to ‘pride’ themselves in putting together a winning streak together towards the backend of the campaign.

“We haven’t set ourselves in a good position with the form throughout the year, so we have to make a run for it now.”

This week’s opponents Leeds also find themselves in the bottom half of the table and will be eager to build on last week’s 10-0 win over Wakefield.

Gildart said: “They’ll be confident coming off an away victory last week, so it is set up to be a good game as they are similar to us and need to start getting the results because it is a must win game.

“If we get a couple of wins in these next two away games it will put us in good stead for when we play our next home game.”

Wigan head to Leeds on Friday night and tickets are still available! Call 01942 311111, visit the DW Stadium ticket office or head to our new online ticketing site: https://wigan-warriors.talent-sport.co.uk

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