Meet the boysThe Wolves unveiled their new signings for the 2004 season at a press conference today. Danny Lima, John Wilshere, Chris Leikvoll and Mike Forshaw were in attendance along with club captain Lee Briers and coach Paul Cullen.Asked whether his signings for the season had been completed Paul Cullen commented, "The door isn't shut on signings for 2004, but I'm happy with the 26 man squad that I have available, we're in a much stronger position at this stage in the season than we were 12 months ago.""The front row is stronger position both physically and with experience. At the back end of last season we lost some games by being pushed off by bigger packs, that won't happen this year."Still recovering from a broken wrist Lee Briers was looking forward to the new challenge of Super League IX, "It's progressing well, I had an x-ray on it last week and it's doing well.""Lee won't be pushed or brought on early, it will be a medical decision whether he will start or not", commented Paul Cullen.With both Danny Lima and Chris Leikvoll being expectant fathers, as both of their wives are still in Australia, Paul thanked them for their committment to the club, "It's a massive committment for their wives and family and we greatly appreciate their efforts to allow us bring them across and train. They have made great efforts on the training pitch in the short time they have been here."With the Wolves due to fly to Lanzarote next week for a warm weather training camp the players and coaches were looking forward to some good conditions, "We are taking 25 players to Lanzarote and we're looking for some good training conditions as opposed to having to slip and slide around a rain soaked training paddock, it doesn't help with the skills training we are doing. It's not a holiday, we have a very serious training programme."The only player missing the camp will be Ian Sibbit who is suffering from a twisted knee and is currently undergoing rehab treatment.
07, Jan, 2004