Dom Manfredi is the most respected player at Wigan, reveals Adrian Lam

Drew Darbyshire

Wigan coach Adrian Lam was impressed with Dom Manfredi’s return to first-team action.

The 26-year-old winger has been on the sidelines since picking up an ACL knee injury against Castleford back in April.

Manfredi scored on his return to help Wigan defeat Hull FC 26-12 at the DW Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Lam said: “We just sung in the dressing room for him.

“He’s respected highly by his peers, like no other player at the club I have noticed.

“They love him. We wanted to pick him last week, but he wasn’t quite mentally right in himself. He wanted to play a reserve game, which we allowed him to do.

“I think that will do his confidence the world of good. His carries are some of the strongest, not only in Super League but in the world. It’s only going to be beneficial for us.”

Lam revealed prop George Burgess will return from a hip injury in the next week or two.

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