Dan Sarginson frustrated with Wigan defeat at Wakefield

Drew Darbyshire

Wigan centre Dan Sarginson said the team should not be relying on pulling off late comebacks to get results.

The Warriors suffered their third loss in a row as they went down to a 32-16 defeat against a very impressive Trinity side at the Mobile Rocket Stadium on Thursday night.

Wigan scored late tries through Tom Davies and Morgan Escaré but it wasn’t enough to salvage something from the game.

But Sarginson says the team need to stop relying on late comebacks in order to pick up points.

Speaking after the game, he said: “It was so frustrating.

“We didn’t have our share of the ball in the first half which has been the story of our last three weeks, so it’s another disappointing loss for us and we are on the back of three losses now.

“We shouldn’t be leaving it until the last 20 or 30 minutes (to post points). We have stolen a few wins this season (by performing late comebacks) but we knew if we kept doing it that it would come back to bite us late in the season, so this is the game that has got us.”

Wigan have been rocked by a few off-field issues recently, like the announcements of Shaun Wane, Ryan Sutton and Sam Tomkins leaving at the end of the season, as well as the viral video of Joel Tomkins.

But Sarginson says the team are a tight bunch and have not let any of the issues get to them.

He added: “We went into the game believing we could win.

“We don’t believe the stuff in the press has got us down at all, we are a strong bunch of lads and we will probably get a few back from injury next week and we will go again.”

Wigan will be looking to turn their fortunes around when they face Hull FC at KCOM Stadium next Saturday, 5pm kick-off.