Jake Mamo: Warrington not letting outside pressure affect them

Warrington winger Jake Mamo insists the Wolves aren’t letting external pressure get to them as they aim for silverware this year.

The Wolves reached the Challenge Cup final and Super League Grand Final last year but lost on both occasions.

And with the impressive acquisitions of Blake Austin, Lama Tasi, Jason Clark, Danny Walker and Mamo in the off-season, Warrington are one of the favorites to lift silverware in 2019.

“I suppose there could be a little bit of pressure on us from the outside but I personally don’t get that vibe of feeling the pressure,” Mamo told loverugbyleague.com.

“The other guys know what they did last year and are probably better now for what they learned last year and hopefully we can go one better this time around.

“There are some absolutely outstanding players at this club and we have got some great leaders in Chris Hill and Hughesy [Jack Hughes]. I’ve been impressed by all the leadership guys like Blake [Austin] and Kev [Brown] who have helped me out massively in what I’ve been trying to learn here and the coaching staff have been really good to work with. I’ve been really impressed from my time here so far.

“Coming to Warrington was an opportunity for me to join a club that’s performing really well and I knew the club had made some great signings and there are people who I can learn from and that’s what attracted me.”

Mamo has made five competitive appearances for the Wolves so far in 2019, scoring three tries.

The Australian can play anywhere in the backline and has revealed that he doesn’t mind where Steve Price plays him.

“I came here on the back of probably not the best year for myself,” Mamo explained.

“I didn’t have a lot of options on clubs and where I was going to play so when I spoke to Steve, he didn’t give me a specific position. It was just ‘come here, work hard’ and if I was playing well then I would get my opportunity.

“I’m still in that mindset really. I’ve played full-back and wing a lot but I’d be happy to get a position wherever Steve wants to put me.

“I haven’t set any direct goals for myself. I just want to play, it’s as simple as that. I will train hard and hopefully I will get the opportunities here to prove myself.”

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