Off-contract Wigan winger Abbas Miski proving his worth says coach

Josh McAllister
Abbas Miski, SWPix.

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Wigan winger Abbas Miski currently has the challenge of both fighting for his place in the team and a new contract for 2024. 

And head coach Matt Peet insists he has been impressed by the Australian winger, stating he can’t fault his performances in 2023.

Miski, 27, joined the Warriors from London Broncos ahead of the 2022 season, and does have an option for a third year in his contract for next year.

The Lebanon international has had to bide his time at the DW Stadium since his move from the Championship, making just nine appearances in the first team in his debut year with the club.

He has featured a further five times in 2023, scoring three tries, while he also returned to the capital to feature for his former club earlier this season on dual-registration. 

The former Manly Sea Eagles winger scored twice in his first chance of 2023 against Leigh, and has featured every week since. 

Wigan boss on Abbas Miski and future

Head coach Peet insists he has been impressed with Miski during his time with the club, with the Australian winger’s future still yet to be announced.

 “I can’t fault him to be honest,” Peet said on Miski. 

“Day in, day out, the way he handles himself in the group, the way he’s playing, really positive both ends of the field. 

“He works very hard in his game and is a very popular member of the team. We’re made up with him.

“He wasn’t brought in as a back-up winger. We don’t tend to recruit back-ups. He ended up missing out because both Liam [Marshall] and Bevan [French] were playing outstandingly well.”

Miski also represented Lebanon at last year’s World Cup, featuring in all three group stage fixtures as well as the quarter-final against Australia in Huddersfield, scoring four tries in total across the tournament in England.

Examiner Live recently shared the RFL’s off-contract list in full, with Miski notably absent, hinting at the option being activated by the club.

“You kind of hope your players are playing well enough to get the attention of other clubs, don’t you?” Peet added, regarding Miski’s performances and future.

“Otherwise, we’re all struggling. Players have to play well and we have to manage our recruitment and retention like any other club.”

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