Cullens CommentPaul Cullen discusses the extra week the Wolves have over other clubs involved in the Challenge Cup and the new signings and contract extensions.CONGRATULATIONS ON MAINTAINING 3RD IN THE TABLE FOR A SECOND WEEK IN A ROW, IS THE PRESSURE ON?The pressure is on the teams in the bottom three not the top three.HOW IMPORTANT HAS THE WEEK OFF BEEN?We would have much preferred to be in the Cup but we have taken this opportunity to rest the legs that have carried us through the last 6 consecutive wins since the previous round!HAVE THE LADS TRAINED WELL THIS WEEK AFTER THE BREAK?The first two days have been sharp, short and intense. We will ensure that we do not leave too much on the training field in these current conditions.WIDNES THIS WEEKEND; DO YOU EXPECT A BOUNCE BACK AFTER THEIR SHOCK DEFEAT IN THE CHALLENGE CUP AT THE HANDS OF TOULOUSE?How they respond is their business, we will simply concentrate on our preparation and focus on what we want to achieve from this game.IT'S BEEN A BUSY WEEK ON THE SIGNING FRONT, TALK US THROUGH WHY YOU HAVE RE-SIGNED THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS AND SIGNED UP THE NEWBIE:CHRIS LEIKVOLL, DANNY LIMA AND TOA KOHE LOVE:All three players have earned the right to have their contracts extended. We are a better team when we have them fit and confident. Their experience and ambition to succeed with this club are vital to our progression, as we continue to re build during our transition from a bottom three club to a top three club.MICHAEL SULLIVAN:At 25, his athletic ability, his availability, his versatility are assets that we can plan around to enhance our position in the Super League and the Challenge Cup.YOU HAVE A STRICT POLICY OF NOT DIVULGING DETAILS OF SIGNINGS BEFORE THE PAPER WORK IS COMPLETE. HAS IT BEEN HARD WHEN STORIES HAVE MADE IT TO THE PAPER BEFORE TIME?I can't control other clubs, players, agents, message boards and members of the media. I can only control how we operate and I am satisfied that we do not mis-lead our supporters with any cheap hype or false promises.
30, Jun, 2005