Wigan’s Liam Marshall says he will do everything he can at club level this season as he aims to be part of Shaun Wane’s England squad for the World Cup.
The 26-year-old winger has been in fine form for the Warriors this season, scoring 19 tries in 21 games in all competitions.
Marshall bagged a hat-trick on Thursday night to help Wigan ease past Hull KR 46-4.
The Wigan academy product is a current England Knights international. He has been included in Wane’s train-on squad this year, although has yet to make his senior debut.
“It is something I thought about at the beginning of the year,” Marshall told Love Rugby League.
“Waney put me in his train-on squad and it would be a dream to get in that squad.
“The way I get into that squad is by playing my best rugby for Wigan and being successful at Wigan. I try to not to think too far ahead but if Shaun decided to pick me at the end of the year then that would be a massive achievement for me.
“I’ll try to keep doing my thing on the field and hopefully that will take care of itself.”
Liam Marshall proud of his route into the professional game
The former Wigan St Patricks junior came through the academy at Wigan. However, he was not offered a first team contract after his three years in the Under-19s.
Marshall then played a season in the Championship with Swinton as well as sticking with Wigan’s reserves. He scored 20 tries in 22 appearances for the Lions.
The Wigan-born winger then earned himself a full-time deal with Wigan the following season, where he has continued to go from strength to strength.
“I’m proud and happy with where I am,” Marshall said.
“I’m always striving for more. I need to maintain that hunger and attitude I had when I was playing reserves and at Swinton so that it will make me the best player.
“If I don’t have that hunger or desire then I’ll go missing in games so hopefully I can keep improving and stay in the team.
“I feel I’ve still got a lot more to give. I’ve just got to keep doing my bit for the team.
“I’ll just keep doing my job for the lads and hope results take care of themselves. I don’t think I’m at my career best at the moment because there’s room for improvement.”