Abbas Miski contract: Wigan Warriors star pays rich tribute to club after explaining true reasons for signing new deal

Drew Darbyshire
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Abbas Miski in action for Wigan Warriors

Lebanon star Abbas Miski says he can see himself being at Wigan Warriors for the ‘long-term’ after paying tribute to the caring nature of the club.

The 27-year-old has recently signed a new deal with the Warriors, keeping him at the DW Stadium until at least the end of next season.

Miski has scored 19 tries in 22 appearances since arriving at the Super League giants ahead of last season from Championship outfit London Broncos.

Australia-born Miski paid tribute to the Wigan club for the way they’ve helped him settle as well as making his family a part of the club.

He said: “I love it here, there’s a good group of boys and the club as a whole is great. I’m really enjoying my time here so its great to have the opportunity to stay.

“The club really does take care of me and takes care of all the players. It makes you want to play for them.

“I didn’t really want to ask about any other teams that were interested (in me). As soon as I knew Wigan were taking me up on that (one-year) option I was keen to stay.

“The more games I play, the more confident I feel. Getting combinations with other players, the confidence and trust that Matty (Peet) puts in me and what he expects of me… I guess all those things factored in to help me perform the way I am.”

Abbas Miski: Wigan Warriors is a club I see myself at long-term

Miski, who has represented his Lebanese heritage in the last two World Cups, says he would love to stay at the Warriors beyond next season if the opportunity came around.

“I guess if the opportunity arose then yeah but we haven’t had any sort of those conversations yet,” Miski said.

“It’s a club that I see myself at long-term – I really enjoy myself. The players are great and it makes being away from home a lot easier.

“Some players that come over from Australia find it really hard to leave family. It is hard, obviously I probably get one chance to see my family at the end of the year in the off-season.

“But the other things that I mentioned, having a close group here, there’s a good group of our Australian boys as well and being able to fly my family over plays a big impact on me and how the club treats me with that.

“They get my family involved, whether thats in videos or helping me fly them over, they take good care of me which makes it a good club you want to play for.”

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