Powell expecting a cup cracker

Wigan’s Sam Powell says Saturday’s Challenge Cup tie against Warrington should be a thriller, despite both teams struggling to find their form in the league.

The Warriors are currently eighth in the table while Wire lie tenth, but Powell insists the game will produce some fireworks.

“It’s going to be a cracking game – it’s one I’m really looking forward to and I know the lads are as well,” he told the club’s official website.

“They’re a classy team. They’ve not shown it in long periods this year, but in small glimpses they’ve shown that they can beat any team.

“When you face Warrington you expect a fast game – they’ve got some good outside backs who get their sets rolling and some big fellas who go off the back of that.

“We’re expecting a great game and it’s one that we need to be bang up for. It’s a quarter-final of the cup – it’s a trophy that we really want to go down to London and win.

“This is the stage we’re at, we’ve got to beat Warrington who are a good team and that’s our only focus at the minute.

“You’d think that they’re going to have a period where they string some consistency together a bit like ourselves really.

“We’ve had our problems with injuries but we’re looking to get some consistency now and get some results.

“We’ll have to be on our toes – it’s a cup game so it’s 50/50 and anything can happen.”

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