Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane has urged his side to show Hull FC just how good they can be when the two sides lock horns at the DW Stadium on Friday.
After two straight defeats on the road – at Hull KR and Castleford – Wane knows his side face a battle if they are to get back to winning ways, but is also determined not to see a repeat of last weekend’s performance which saw them go down 42-14 to the Tigers.
“You look at what Hull did in the first half (against Leeds), if they put two halves together like that then they’ll be unstoppable,” Wane told the club website.
“They’re a good team but they couldn’t keep it going, you could tell from the coach’s comments after the game that he wasn’t happy with the second half. I wasn’t happy with the 80 minutes (at Castleford) so they’ve got an advantage over us.
“They’ll get more confidence out of watching our game than the other way round and I’m not having that. Our players are too good to have people thinking that of them so we need to make sure that teams see the best of us and no team has seen that yet.
“They’re coming to us at the DW and I want a performance. We’ve not talked about winning but we have talked about certain facets in our game where I want us to improve and if we do that then we’ll win.”
Wane has named the the same 19-man squad for the game for this week’s game with Ryan Sutton and Joe Burgess both looking to force their way back into the team after missing the game at Castleford.
Wigan Warriors’ 19-man squad to face Hull FC: John Bateman, Matt Bowen, Joe Burgess, Josh Charnley, Tony Clubb, Liam Farrell, Anthony Gelling, James Greenwood, Dom Manfredi, Michael McIlorum, Lee Mossop, Larne Patrick, Sam Powell, Dan Sarginson, Matty Smith, Ryan Sutton, Taulima Tautai, Joel Tomkins, George Williams