Matty Smith says he’s a Wigan player for the next two years

Speculation on both sides of the Billinge Lump has Matty Smith crossing the divide and returning to his home-town club, St Helens, from Wigan next year.

It has been widely reported that Smith will sign for the Saints at the end of this season, as Keiron Cunningham’s side look to rebuild in time for the 2017 campaign.

But Smith, who is Wigan’s captain for the remainder of the season following a season-ending injury to Sean O’Loughlin, has once again attempted to pour cold water on talk of a move to the Saints.

“I’m a Wigan player and I’m a Wigan player for the next two years as far as I’m concerned,” said the England scrum-half when asked about his future.

Meanwhile, Smith has said to lead Wigan out at the Grand Final would be something he would be honoured to do – but he has refused to get carried away ahead of Friday’s semi-final with Hull FC.

“It would be a massive honour to lead the team out at Old Trafford but we can’t think about that at the minute,” he said.

“There’s a tough team in front of us and it’s going to take a great effort to beat them on Friday.

“We’re really coming good at the right time. We’ve performed a lot better with the ball. We know our defence has always been really good and if we can put a performance together over the next two games we give ourselves every chance.”