King: We are focused on the present

Warrington are bidding to win their first ever Super League Trophy when they take on Wigan this weekend. They have lost consecutive finals in recent years but Wolves forward King insists everyone is concentrating on the here and now.

In 2013 Warrington went down to Wigan at Old Trafford.

“Some of the boys have played in grand finals so they can pass on their experiences but this is a new side,” King told Love Rugby League.

“We are all treating it as just another game but we know it is going to be a really hard one.”

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Ahead of the decider this weekend, King said the mood in the dressing room is great and they can’t wait for the match to start.

“It had been really good,” King said.

“During final week everyone finds an extra gear to lift.

“We are all just excited to get out onto the pitch.”

The prospect of playing in front of around 70,000 people is a dream come true for the 21-year old.

“It should be amazing. I have been to watch Grand Finals in the past but to play in one is something you dream about as a kid,” he said.

When asked if there was one Wigan player who they would be keeping an extra special eye on, King refused to single out one individual, insisting they have quality throughout the team.

“It would detract from the quality of the team if I were to pick one player,” he said.

“There are several which can hurt you. They have Ben Flower who leads them up front. You also have Matty Smith with his kicking game.

“Then there are the likes of George Williams and Anthony Gelling. There are plenty of talented individuals.”

After picking up the League Leader’s Shield, King thinks a second piece of silverware would have a massive impact on the town.

“I think it would be absolutely amazing,” he said.

“There would be such a buzz. The fans have really appreciated us winning the Challenge Cup in the past and now they really want this one.”

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