On-Form AppoOn-form fullback Graham Appo talks about his time at the club and future ambitions.YOU HAVE CERTAINLY GOT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP THIS SEASON, IN PARTICULAR SATURDAY'S GAME AGAINST LONDON WITH THAT TRY SAVING TACKLE AND SCORING A TRY YOURSELF. WHAT'S THE CHANGE?I have been playing week in week out at first grade level, which is a boost to the confidence. I have been enjoying playing at fullback and I think you can see that coming across in my game. It also helps when you score tries.YOU SIGNED AN EXTENSION TO YOUR CONTRACT AT THE END OF THE SEASON, WHAT MADE YOU COMMIT ANOTHER YEAR TO THE CLUB?I think the players that have stayed here like Nat Wood, Darren Burns and Sid Domic have had an important part to play in my decision to stay with the club, they are the core of the team and have certainly influenced the team play. The likes of Lee Briers and Nick Fozzard have also shaped the team and I think that Warrington has a great side at the moment and I wanted to be part of the set up.YOU HAVE BEEN PLAYING AT FULLBACK SINCE LEE PENNY WENT OUT INJURIED, IS THAT YOUR FAVOURED POSITION?Definitely, fullback is my preferred position, but then again anywhere in the 17 I wouldn't argue with, as long as I am getting a run out. THE COMPETITION AND CAMMERADERIE IN THE TEAM SEEMS TO HAVE STEPPED UP A GEAR THIS SEASON. WHAT DO YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THIS CHANGE?Chach (Cullen) has done a pretty good job at bringing in players to spice things up such as Grosie and young Gaskell has been going well on the wing creating competition for that spot. The forwards are also playing for their positions, no one is safe week in week out and that is important in pushing the team goals up. I feel that we are going to have a good season and the team spirit is brilliant.THE FINAL YEAR AT WILDERSPOOL, WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?I want to play as many first grade games as possible this season at fullback and to score as many tries as I can for the club.
28, Mar, 2003