Liam Farrell ready to return

Liam Farrell says Wigan are “in a good place” as they prepare to rekindle their push for a Grand Final berth against Wakefield Trinity at Headingley on Sunday.

With four wins from six, 140 points scored and only 82 conceded, the Warriors were top of the readjusted table before Sunday’s Super League double-header restart.

The England forward and his team-mates are fine-tuning ahead of their first match since mid-March against Trinity.

After that comes a clash with Leeds at St Helens’ Totally Wicked Stadium, and Farrell said: “There are exciting times ahead.

“When we got back to training (after 19 weeks of players working alone) it was almost like we had never been away, and it’s great to be together again.

“The one thing we were concerned about was people being a bit rusty with the skills, but everyone looks really sharp and fit.

“We’ve got to tick a few more boxes to make sure everyone is right to step onto the field when we need to do, but we’ve got a great strength and conditioning and physio team to make sure everyone is right.

“There’s competition for places because of our healthy squad, so all in all, we’re in a good place.”

Farrell says Covid-19 regulations aren’t causing too much disruption for Adrian Lam and the rest of the coaching staff.

“There are a few slight changes, but we can cope with that,” the 30-year-old told the club website.

“We’re social distancing when we can, doing what we can do to make sure there are no problems within our camp, and hopefully things will get closer to normal in the near future.

“The main thing is we’re back under way. Everyone is raring to go and all clubs know what’s up for grabs.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do, but if we stay healthy and get into a good run of form, it could be a really good year for us.”

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