Lam expected their London encounter to be a scrappy affair

Wigan head coach Adrian Lam admitted that he knew his side’s game against London wouldn’t be pretty, a fact that only heightened his delight after the Warriors notched a third straight win.

The Warriors overcame a half-time deficit to win 18-8 and move to within two points of the play-offs.

By no means Wigan’s best performance, Lam highlighted the club’s demanding schedule, four games in 13 days, as a major factor.

Taking that into account, Lam was satisfied with his side’s work over the course of the evening.

“It wasn’t the prettiest game, but we sort of knew that was coming either this week or last week against Castleford.

“It was frustrating to watch but in hindsight we said that what energy we’ve got we need to put it into our defence tonight. I think there was plenty of that and that was the positive from the game. Conceding only one try in two weeks is pretty impressive.

“It’s been four games in thirteen days. There are also players playing out of position. I’ve just had a chat to them explaining not to stress about it too much.

“Obviously the public want to see more of that [attacking play], but we will get that ticked off in the next couple of weeks. It’s just important that we win those types of games, and though it’s not the best attack, I think our defence was exceptional.”