McDermott hails Wigan’s persistence

Brian McDermott praised Wigan’s persistence after seeing his Leeds team battle to a 26-18 victory over the Warriors on Friday.

Leeds’ fourth win in a row took them up to second in the table, level on points with Castleford Tigers who were the last team to beat the Rhinos.

McDermott said: “It was a real tiresome game. Wigan never went away, every time we threatened to put more points on them, they came back and made it a real contest.

“I still don’t think I can tell you it’s a blip what happened four weeks ago. Add another four weeks of improved performances and wins and we can look back on it as a blip.

“But I knew it was a blip at the time, we just faced a really hot team on the night. It wasn’t the case that we had four weeks to save jobs.

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