Lineham eyeing leap up the table

Warrington’s Tom Lineham believes last weekend’s 25-14 victory over Leeds Rhinos will be the springboard to better fortunes for the rest of the season.

The result moved Wolves off the bottom of the table ahead of their Easter fixtures against Widnes and Huddersfield, and Lineham admits it was a relief to finally pick up a win.

“It’s not been ideal – we’re a very ambitious club and we set some really high aims and goals in the off-season, so to get underway with six defeats and a draw in the first seven games is not what we wanted,” said Lineham.

“We came up against a really good Leeds team who’ve faced adversity themselves with their defeat to Castleford and to get the win in the manner that we did was really pleasing.”

Despite their disappointing start to the campaign, Warrington are just four points behind eighth-placed St Helens going into the Easter weekend and Lineham insists the team will soon climb the table.

“You want to win every game and the beauty about Super League this year is everyone’s beating everyone,” he added.

“You look at the results and you wouldn’t want to be a betting man because no-one’s predicting them.

“Widnes are on the same points as us, Huddersfield are on two points more and Wakefield are off to a cracking start, but we can beat anyone in this league.

“We proved last year we were the most consistent team and that’s why we were the league leaders. We played in both finals, so we’re confident in ourselves as a group.

“On Thursday and Monday you get the four points and you go up maybe on the fringes of the top eight.

“You just keep building on that and take it week-by-week, but as a group we believe we can win every game and we’ve just got to go out there and prove it now.

“The only way we can give ourselves a chance come the end of the year is by getting as many wins as possible.

“You can’t think too far in advance – you’ve just got to pick up two points everywhere you can and then be full of confidence and playing your best rugby at the business end where all the glory is there to be had.”

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