Monaghan: Its going to be pretty special
We heard from Micky Higham yesterday now we speak to Michael Monaghan - who makes a huge impact off the bench - as he looks ahead to Saturday's Grand Final.
The Aussie hooker believes the experience of last year will help in preparing for this weekend's Super League showpiece.
"After being here last year and not getting the result we wanted it's a great opportunity to come back and right that and hopefully get a better result for us this year. I'm really excited and am looking forward to the game.
"It doesn't guarantee anything. I think that's something Smithy's trying to press on us this week; just because we were here last year doesn't necessarily mean we'll get the result this weekend. We are going to have to work for it and do the right things to get the result. It does help though having that experience, knowing how the week pans out, we have an idea of what to expect. The boys are ready to go and are really looking forward to it."
This year will see two north west teams take to the pitch and Michael is expecting a great rivalry on and off the pitch.
"It's a pretty big game during the regular season when we play; there's always good crowds and a great atmosphere. I remember the semi-final of the Challenge Cup at the Stobart the atmosphere at that game was great so to take that to a Grand final now, at one of the best stadiums in the world, it's going to be pretty special.
"Some players from both teams will have their last game for their club and we'd like nothing more than to send those guys off with a victory but even more so, as a team, I think we deserve a shot at finishing this year with a premiership. It's something we've been working for for a while now and I think we are ready to do that."
Michael is also looking forward to the moment he steps out of the tunnel on Saturday.
"It's a different atmosphere; with Wembley it's a day game it's a bit more of a party atmosphere, here it's a night game with more of that tense, thicker atmosphere. It's definitely different; we've had success at Wembley and hopefully now we can get that success here at Old Trafford.
"The boys are really looking forward to it. It's a great place to play footy. There's two big games a year; that's Wembley and Old Trafford and it would be disappointing not to get one of those this year. We've got that opportunity now and we'll look to make the most of it.
"It's a great time of the year to play but to be a fan as well. This is when the big games are played, with the best atmospheres. Warrington fans are always really good and just being down the road from home it should be a good opportunity for them all to get out and for us to have a really good crowd; and hopefully a really big celebration after."
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02, Oct, 2013