Wane expecting tough battle against Huddersfield

Shaun Wane is expecting a tough battle when his Wigan Warriors side take on Huddersfield Giants at the DW Stadium on Thursday night.

The Giants beat table toppers Warrington Wolves 11-0 in their last outing, showing signs to the rest of the league that they are turning around their early season poor form. 

This has caused Wane to be wary of the threat that the Giants will carry as they come to the DW Stadium to take on his side.

“Not many teams can keep Warrington to nil,” Wane told The Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

“They’ll be a real threat to us. I like the way they play. They’re getting back to how Huddersfield play now. We won’t underestimate them.

Danny Brough has been outstanding this last few weeks. He’s the man and the one who is pushing all of the buttons.”

Wane is happy to welcome back Anthony Gelling into the reckoning for Thursday’s game, and says he is delighted to have the in-form centre back in contention.

“It looked like a 12-week lay-off at one point so we’re glad he’s back,” he said.

“Gells has been the best centre in the competition bar none, he’s training the house down and he’s ready to go.

“Even the week before the Wakefield game when we were struggling, he was putting his hand up to play, even though he wasn’t ready.

“But I like people like that – we’ve had to him back. He just wants to play and we’ve missed him.”

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