Gildart ready to live out his dream on Saturday

Wigan Warriors centre Oliver Gildart admits he’ll be living the dream on Saturday when he walks out at Old Trafford and appears for the club in a Grand Final.

Gildart, whose father Ian played for the Warriors too, will be making only his tenth senior appearance at the weekend, trying to help Wigan win the Grand Final for the second time in three years by beating Leeds.

And he told the club’s official website that his dreams will come true when he pulls the shirt on and plays for Wigan at Old Trafford.

“I can’t put into words how proud I am to pull on the Wigan shirt, I have dreamt of playing for Wigan in a Grand Final since I was a kid and I just want to go out there, play to the best of my ability and enjoy the occasion,” he said.

“I am really grateful to the Club for this opportunity. At the start of the year Shaun Wane told me to work hard and keep my head down and he would give me a chance, he has done that and I am happy that he has kept faith in me. I wouldn’t be where I am but for the Club and the terrific academy they have here.”