Salford Red Devils forward Harrison Hansen admits he has no regrets over leaving Wigan Warriors last year, as he prepares to face his former club for the first time this Thursday.
Hansen played a crucial role in the Warriors’ double success of 2013, and is one of a whole host of former Wigan men that could face their former employers in the televised clash. Martin Gleeson, loanee Logan Tomkins and coach Iestyn Harris all have strong links with the Warriors – and Hansen admits he is looking forward to “bashing” some of his old squad.
“I can’t wait,” Hansen said. “It’s the one game that I’ve been looking forward to this year, especially at home.
“Obviously, we’ve got a few Wigan old boys and it will be great to play against them and hopefully bash a few.
“It was tough to leave, considering the amount of time I spent there and the friends I made, but it was the right one for me and I’ve no regrets.
“I said I felt like I needed a new challenge and this is a challenge. There’s no regrets, I’m enjoying it here. Obviously things are not going our way but things will change. We’ve got the right people in, we’ve got the right coach, it’s just taking time.”