“I could feel it coming” – Lam

Wigan Warriors head coach Adrian Lam believes Wigan are only going to get better after seeing them register a 42-0 home win over Catalans Dragons yesterday.

The Warriors were 8-0 up at half-time but really turned the screw in the second half with six tries.

“I still think we’re going to get better because in certain situations we didn’t do some of the things we’ve talked about,” said Lam.

“The great thing about what we’ve been through is that the leadership group have said whether we win or lose we’re sticking with this because we like it, we support it and we’re going to maintain it until we get it right.

“I think everyone will be talking about the 42 points we scored, I’m just happier about the nil. That’s been the hardest part, to try and change their mindset and mentality and hopefully, that’s the start of getting better as a side, if we can get that right then we’ll be on our way.”

Zak Hardaker scored his first try of his Wigan career since signing with the club and Lam believes the hard work is paying off for the fullback.

“I think he’s lost about 6kg since the start of the season, I think that’s part of why he’s performing that bit better,” continued Lam.

“It was always going to take around six to eight weeks for him to get back to where he was, but what I like about Zak is that in the last few weeks he’s taking a bit of a leadership role on now, pointing the finger at people and asking for the drive, which is where we need him to be.

“He’s still probably got about 20-30% to go until he’s back at his best, and once he feels like he’s part of this club; I know he does already, but when he has that sense that this is his team I think he’s only going to get better.”