Morley aims for Super League title

Warrington captain Adrian Morley hopes that the club’s success in the Challenge Cup last season can spur the side on to bring home the Super League trophy in 2010.

The Wolves ended a mammoth trophy drought when they beat Huddersfield Giants in last season’s Challenge Cup Final. But despite their Cup glory, Tony Smith’s side slumped to a poor tenth place finish and Morley reckons that the players were distracted by their road to Wembley.

“We have certainly underachieved in the last few years but having made and won a major final, there’s no reason we can’t transfer that to Super League,” he said.

“We want to be more consistant, I think the Cup run did take our focus and energy off Super League and our performances suffered as a result.

“It was absolutely incredible to lead the boys out at such a big club like Warrington with all their history and tradition and to get our hands on the trophy for the first time in 35 years was incredible and that will live with me forever.

“We’ve had a bit of success now so hopefully that can push us on more and more. Hopefully it’ll push us on further this year.”

Speaking exclusively to Lasttackle.com, Morley pored praise on the Warrington fans and dedicated the side’s cup success to them.

He added: “They’re incredible. It was a great reward for them to win the cup. They’ve certainly seen their fair share of bad times over the years so it was great for them.

“They turn up in their numbers every week and no matter if the team’s doing well or bad, they cheer us on.

“The expectations are high every year, even more so this year after last year so it’s up to us to get out there and deliver.”

After a glittering career which involved a spell Down Under, the 32-year old is one of the most experienced players in Super League. But his time at Warrington has been one of his highlights and being name captain was a role he proudly accepted.

“I was massively honoured to be asked to captain the side,” he smiled. “It’s brought the best out of me as player, it’s fantastic.

“I take nothing for granted and each and every game I’m very, very proud.”

As Wire aim to hit Super League with force this season, they have had a testing pre-season. The players attened a training camp in Spain while most clubs opted to remain in Britain, enduring the most bitter winters in years.

“We were lucky enough to have a week in Teneriefe. It co-incided with the worst weather in England actually!” laughed Morley.

“The last few winters haven’t been that cold but it just so happens that this year has been a particularly bitter one!

“We got some good stuff done over there, we’ve got a new gym and new facilities at Warrington now so it’s going well.”

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