Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Warriors Rally Troops for Crunch Game

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Warriors Rally Troops for Crunch Game

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WIGAN captain Sean O'Loughlin has rallied his troops ahead of tomorrow's crunch clash with Challenge Cup holders Hull FC.

After one win in five matches in May, the Warriors find themselves three points behind the fifth-placed Black and Whites and come into the game on the back of a bank holiday Monday capitulation against Wakefield.

"We couldn't have asked for a better start," conceded O'Loughlin, who saw his side race into an early 20-0 lead at home to Trinity.

"We had a lot of ball and scored some points so I don't know whether that made us too comfortable but they got a swing of it in the last 20 minutes of the first-half and we didn't respond too well.

"We lacked a bit of intensity, especially within our defence. There are a few things to put right and we need to make sure we do that."

"We're getting to that point in the season now where we have to start picking up wins, so we need to respond against Hull. …

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