Super League: Wane to ring Wigan changes as Salford visit
Despite Wigan being odds-on 1/6 favourites with Coral to beat second-bottom Super League side Salford, Shaun Wane is still looking to make changes to his side, following their “awful” display against St Helens, which saw them succumb to a 30-14 defeat.
When asked about his frustrations following the end of the match, Wane said: “Really disappointing that they [St Helens] didn’t get to see anything we could do. We just didn’t throw enough at them and we made so many errors.
When asked whether he blamed himself at all for the defeat, Wane said: “Yes and I’m going to look at what we’ve done in training and the game plan.
“There will be changes, but that was in my mind before the game anyway. We had two big games and a five-day turnaround, they had seven days so there are reasons for that performance,” he continued. “But when you couple that with 10 penalties and so many errors, you’ve just not a chance to win the game.”
There were small positives to draw from the defeat at Langtree Park, with Super League top try-scorer Joe Burgess crashing over to extend his tally for the season to 18 while Dan Sarginson also continued his impressive recent form as he breached the in-goal area.
The dynamic duo are 4/9 and 8/11 respectively in the anytime market and Burgess unsurprisingly scored in the reverse earlier in the campaign when the Red Devils inflicted a 24-18 defeat on the Warriors.
However, since the tide has turned. Wigan may have encountered a stronger current recently, though they are not drowning. While they are third in Super League, their opponents have sunk as low as eleventh and are helping Wakefield prop up the table.
Their best hope of scoring is likely to be Harrison Hansen who grabbed a brace last time out. He is 7/2 to score anytime, while Theo Fages who scored first last time out, is 5/2 anytime.