Farrell ready to prove a point to parent club Wigan on Thursday

Connor Farrell has insisted he is determined to show his full-time employers what he can do when he locks horns with them on Thursday night.

Farrell, who is on a season-long loan from Wigan at Widnes Vikings, is likely to feature at the DW Stadium on Thursday night as the Super 8s resumes following the break for the Challenge Cup final.

And Farrell says he can’t wait to get out on the field – insisting he has a point to prove to Shaun Wane and the Warriors as a whole.

“I joined Widnes to allow myself to gain more first-team experience and be part of a growing club,” said Farrell, who has played eight times for Widnes’ senior side in 2016.

However, Thursday will be the first time he has faced Wigan. “I can’t wait to play,” he said.

“I was unlucky to be injured in the previous matches with Wigan this year. I have a point to prove as I will be going back to Wigan when my loan deal ends and I want to show that I have learnt from the likes of Chris Houston and Chris Dean and show that Widnes can finish the season as we started.”

And Farrell will not only have a point to prove to Wigan, but to his family – who will have split loyalties during the Thursday night action. “This will be the first time I have played against my brother (Liam),” he said. “The family will be split, for 80 minutes we will be ready to hurt each other but after that we will be family again: allowing Mum to stop panicking!”