Home form focus: Navarrete

Home form focus: Navarrete

  • Romain Navarrete previews Friday night’s Betfred Super League game with Salford Red Devils.

  • Prop in line to make his 50th appearance for the Club as the Warriors are set to return to the DW Stadium after eight weeks away.

  • Navarrete: “We’re doing what we’re expected to do and it’s now about exceeding that and pushing high as we possibly can in the league.”

In what would be his 50th game for the Club, Romain Navarrete says Wigan Warriors need to ‘prove a point’ on their return to the DW Stadium on Friday night after three consecutive away wins.

Adrian Lam’s side are set to play their first home game in eight weeks against Salford Red Devils, and Navarrete states Wigan must show the Cherry and White faithful how much they have improved over the past two months.

The 24-year-old said: “I’m excited to get back out on the pitch in front of our fans. We need to prove a point, as we’ve succeeded well in winning our last three away games, but it is now about carrying on that momentum and focus on our home form.

“Our fans have been awesome whilst we have been away from home. They’ve back us all the way all over the place and have supported us when we have had our tough times, so credit to them.

“Now, we have to put the performances in at home to show them what we have done in the past three weeks.”

On the possibility of making his 50th appearance for Wigan, Navarrete spoke of pride in representing the Club.

“I always enjoy playing for this great Club. I could never have imagined two years ago when I joined that I would go on to make 50 appearances and win the Super League Grand Final.

“I’m proud of myself and I want to make the Club proud too by giving my best every game.”

The Warriors beat Huddersfield in their last Betfred Super League outing, and the prop forward believes his team must take their winning momentum to the next level by cementing a place within the top five.

He explained: “The win against Huddersfield was important for our confidence and our position in the table too. We know we didn’t start the season well, but we’ve changed things and we’re getting it right.

“We’re doing what we’re expected to do and it’s now about exceeding that and pushing high as we possibly can in the league, starting on Friday against Salford.

Navarette is under no illusion the threat the Red Devils possess, as Friday’s opponents sit above Wigan in fifth on points difference.

The Frenchman said: “Salford are a tough team to play against. They’ll have confidence after winning their last two games, so we know we’re coming up against a team who are in good form.”

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