Higham: A pretty decent contest
Wolves' hooker Micky Higham says he believes that the game against Salford on Sunday will be a lot tougher than the Wolves 52-6 victory over the Reds in the Challenge Cup earlier this month when he talks to University of Chester student Daniel Fearnley.
"It's a different Salford team from when we played them last. They've improved each week, they've improved under Brian, I can tell. I've worked for Brian as well, he's putting the structures in place and I can see that they are improving. Defensively they were a lot stronger this weekend and they got a decent win against Widnes. They'll be coming here on Sunday on a real confidence boost, thinking that they can do a job on us. We've done a job on them the last two times and they are now a lot better than when we played them then. It will be a close game; they've got a few danger men and they all seem to be working together as well so it should be a pretty decent contest."
Micky also talks about how important it was to get a win against St Helens after the loss to Hull FC the previous week:
"We needed to get back to winning ways. We weren't too far off the mark against Hull but there were a few things we wanted to put right and I thought we got back to something like our best against St Helens. They are a quality side and they did come back but it was a much needed win to keep in touch with Huddersfield and Wigan at the top of the league; it was a really big game. No disrespect to Saints but it pushed us a bit further above them as well. It was a big game and coming towards the back-half of the season it was a really good confidence booster and we can kick on now and finish strong."
Having had a hand in Adrian's try with the initial break Micky has this to say on the celebration.
"We've had a laugh about it, whether people say it was over the top or not, we did have a bit of a joke when he scored. I think it just shows how together we are as a team unit and how much everybody respects each other. It was great to see the big fella back out there and a great try to finish the game and we all dived on. I think it's where we are as a team at the moment, I think we should really take a lot of confidence from that. We're enjoying each other's company, we're playing for each other and I think it's showing now in our games."
He also talks about how important the Warrington fans were at the Magic Weekend:
"It does give you a lift. You find that you'll get some tough times in a game and the fans are roaring you on, it does give you a little lift to be honest. It was all primrose and blue in the bottom corner, it was brilliant. It does give you a buzz and when I came off on the touchline they were singing and I thought that I want to get back out there as soon as possible. They are a fantastic set of fans and they do give you a lift."
And on the weekend as a whole:
"I didn't experience it last year, I missed out through injury so this was my first at Man City and I think for me personally it was the best one I've experienced. I've been to the Edinburgh one and I've been to the Millennium one at Cardiff, I think it's the best one; the location, the stadium, everything was good, a lot more relaxed. It's kept up north for us; we're all northern lads so let's keep it up this end. I thought it was a really good spectacle and some super games as well."
Match tickets for Sunday's game are on sale in WolfWare, WolfWare Online and on the ticket hotline 08448 11 11 76 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
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31, May, 2013