HEADINGLEY CARNEGIE INSIGHT

In this week’s edition of Headingley Carnegie Insight, Head Coach Brian McClennan looks ahead to this Friday’s trip to the JJB Stadium to take on Wigan.

In this week’s edition of Headingley Carnegie Insight, Head Coach Brian McClennan looks ahead to this Friday’s trip to the JJB Stadium to take on Wigan. HOW TOUGH WILL IT BE GOING TO WIGAN? If we just go on our last few games against Wigan, we know we are in for a tough night, especially at JJB Stadium. In our last game there, they played exceptionally well in the first half and we were poor, we turned things around after the break but we were always chasing the game. We will be hoping to perform much better than last time come Friday night for the full eighty minutes. HOW IMPORTANT IS IT FOR YOU TO BUILD ON THE LAST TWO VICTORIES? We have now secured our top two finish, which was an aim for us at the start of the season. However, it is also very important for us to continue to build momentum going into the play offs. We are confident that we are making good progress and putting the foundations in place for the challenges that are ahead of us. Foundations is a word that we have been using a lot recently, the team know we need to do everything possible in training and in our remaining games to make sure that we are ready for the play offs. We need to up our performance level from last week at Wigan on Friday. WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL NOT HAVING A GAME NEXT WEEK? We would obviously have loved to have been involved in the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final but that has gone now and we need to make the most of not having a game next weekend. It will certainly not be a week off for the players, far from it, we will be working them harder than normal in training. However, with us not having a game at the weekend, it means there is more time for rest and recuperation and we can make sure that we are ready for our finals run in.