Anthony Gelling focuses on reaching Wembley

Wigan’s Anthony Gelling is determined to reach the Challenge Cup final with a win over Leeds.

Wigan and Leeds will do battle on Saturday evening to determine which side will face either Warrington or Huddersfield at Wembley on August 25.

And Gelling says he is confident of reaching the year’s showpiece occasion.

He said: “We’ve had some good results against Leeds this season and hopefully we can get another one this weekend. But we know we can’t take anything for granted because they’ve shown in recent years that they’re a quality side.

“It would be great to get through to the final as the guys have all told me about last year’s game and I’d like to experience if for myself.”

Gelling is refusing to kid himself that this cup tie is like any other game, and says there is always a different sense of anticipation the week leading up to a Challenge Cup match.

He said: “The feel at training and the preparation is different when you know your next game is a Challenge Cup tie. Everyone is that bit more energised and excited and I think that shows in the matches and hopefully we can get the result we want.

“We’ll be fully focused on this game as the approach to a Challenge Cup game is very different to Super League because there are no second chances and you have to be at the very top of your game on the day.”

Wigan defeated Leeds 28-18 in lat season’s final.

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