Tomkins insists it has not been a bad season for Wigan

Wigan Warriors fullback Sam Tomkins believes people have got a little too “obsessed” with the club’s disappointing defeat to Widnes last weekend: and insists it has not been a bad season for the Warriors in 2016.

Wigan remain firmly in the hunt for the League Leader’s Shield, as well as having already secured a spot in the play-off semi-finals later this month.

But the England international told Wigan Today that there has been an element of people getting too carried away with that narrow 8-6 defeat at the DW Stadium.

“Everyone will give us stick and pick out players who should be leaving,” he said.

“We did a review and it was lengthy, honest, blokes putting their hands up… we just weren’t at the races.

“We started poorly. Look at the game against Saints and compare the starts – we were like a different team. We need to start each game the same.

“It’s funny how people get so obsessed with us losing one game against Widnes.

“I saw a comment on Twitter that it’s been an ‘awful, awful season’… the fact is we’re in the top four, we’re going to be playing a semi to get to a Grand Final. We’ve lost one game more than Hull – so it’s not been a bad season.”