Charlie Gubb: I came to Widnes to win

Drew Darbyshire

Widnes’ new recruit Charlie Gubb said he wants to help Widnes win enough games in the Qualifiers to remain in Super League next year.

The 28-year-old joined the Vikings just before the transfer deadline last week from Canberra Raiders on a deal until the end of the season.

Gubb is in line to make his Widnes debut on Thursday after being named in Francis Cummins’ 19-man squad to face London broncos in the first game of the Qualifiers.

And the New Zealander wants to win games to help the Vikings secure top-flight status.

He said: “I came to win.

“I know we haven’t won in a while, but it’s my goal to win games. We want to win all of our games, so we can’t afford to lose to anyone around us. I know we have to put our best performance in every week.

“The boys have been really welcoming. The training has been really intense, and it’s been really good and to a high standard. There’s not many boys injured at the moment and there’s a lot of talent on the pitch.

“Even when I was waiting for my visa, I was excited to come over and play and see what it was all about. Not only that, but I want to put my best effort in and test myself against people over here.”