Matt Peet gives thoughts on Wigan’s pre-season schedule

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Wigan coach Matt Peet

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New Wigan Head Coach Matt Peet has reacted to the club’s friendly games, which were announced last week.

The Warriors play two games away from the DW Stadium, with Championship side Newcastle coming up first on 23rd January.

Then, six days later, they make the short trip over to Super League rivals Warrington for full back Stefan Ratchford’s testimonial.

Peet believes both games will be good for the development of the younger players and a chance for senior players to get game time.

He said:“It’s an exciting mix, we expect there may be some players who play a little bit in both games. The stronger team, in general, will probably go to Warrington, with a younger team at Newcastle.

“There’ll be some experienced lads in both teams and I feel that travelling up to Newcastle, they’re an exciting Club, it’s got a good feel about it that game.”

Wigan’s schedule confirmed

The news last week came a week after their Super League schedule was confirmed. They are due to start the season away to Hull KR on 11th February.

A week later, Peet’s first home match in charge of Wigan comes when they welcome Leeds to the DW Stadium.

Peet will be hoping to improve on last year’s fourth place finish. On top of that, the Warriors also  had the lowest number of points scored per game in the division.

He was also previously an assistant to Adrian Lam when he was Head Coach of the Warriors. He left the club at the end of 2021, after deciding not to renew his contract.

Also, at the end of March, they will enter the Challenge Cup in the sixth round. Last year, they were knocked out by Hull FC in the Quarter Finals.

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