Wigan coach Shaun Wane is not worried about his team after they lost to Salford 32-16 on Sunday.
It was Wigan’s second friendly defeat after they went down to Leigh the week before. But Wane pointed to the first-team regulars who were missing from the Warriors’ squad.
“I didn’t expect them to score 30-odd points, and we didn’t throw enough at them,” Wane told Wigan Today.
“But it was a bit personnel-based as well – if you took eight or players out of their side, they’d be a different side.
“I’m a realist, I know where we’re at, and we’ll be good in two weeks.
“I’m disappointed with certain aspects of our ‘D’, but that’s easy to fix.
“Over the two games, even though we lost them, the young kids who’ve come in have done a decent job.
“It would have been nice to win, but we don’t like winning pre-season games!
“But when you think I’ve not had the full squad in a training session yet, it does affect things and that’s why I don’t get beat up about these pre-season (results) now.”