Wigan are greedy for glory insists Smith

Wigan scrum-half Matty Smith has warned other Super League teams that the Warriors have their eyes on more silverware this season.

Shaun Wane’s team play Huddersfield Giants on Thursday in their first elimination play-off, and Smith has revealed that the Lancashiremen are in confident mood.

“They say you get a bit greedy after you’ve won one trophy because you want more and that’s definitely the case with us right now,” he said.

“Over these past few weeks the desire and hunger is clearly visible within the squad. The feeling you get when the noise of the crowd hits you at Old Trafford is unbelievable.

“We are fully focused on the play-offs but every single member of this team wants be back there on October 11.

“2014 has been one of the best seasons for a while in terms of how close it has been. We didn’t know if we would finish second, third, fourth or even fifth.

“There are at least five or six teams who could go on and win the Grand Final this year, that’s how competitive it is.”

Smith acknowledges, however, that the Giants are going to provide a stern test of the Warriors’ mettle.

“We’ve had some intense games over the past few weeks which has really helped us going into this important stage,” he added.

“The squad have watched a few Huddersfield games this season so we are well aware what we’ve got coming our way on Thursday. It’s going to be a massive test.

“They’ve slipped under the radar this season, just like we did last year. Fans wrote us off but that just encouraged us even more and we performed when it mattered to pull us through the play-offs.

Paul Anderson is doing a fantastic job and they’ve got a great squad. A big physical pack along with some very fast outside backs can cause you problems. We know how difficult it’s going to be but we’re ready.”

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