Wigan Warriors boss Matt Peet lays down challenge for his side after going top of Super League

Drew Darbyshire
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Wigan Warriors head coach Matt Peet

Wigan Warriors coach Matt Peet says it ‘feels good’ to be at the top of Super League – but has challenged his side to build on it heading into the play-offs.

The Cherry and Whites backed up their 34-0 victory over then table toppers Catalans Dragons with an impressive 26-8 win over Salford Red Devils on Friday night.

Wigan, who have won their last five games, went top of the table on Friday night following their win over Salford, combined with Catalans falling short to a 26-18 defeat at Hull KR.

Whilst Peet is pleased to be sat top of the league and appreciates the recognition of being league leaders, he has challenged his side to build on this and click into another gear heading into the play-offs.

“It does feel good,” Peet said after their win over Salford. “It is a nice bit of recognition and it shows we have managed to be consistent but you are only one loss away from not being top.

“We have to build on that now. Most coaches will tell you that you concentrate on your performance and hope the results take care of themselves.

“I am already thinking about the tough game at Leeds next week.

“It is all about trying to string some performances together. I just want us to play well.

“We are doing well but there are still areas we can improve on. It’s all about trying to build some for the semis.

“We have to give ourselves the best opportunity to perform in a few weeks. We have got to be ready to go.”

The Warriors have just three games remaining of the regular season against Leeds, Castleford and Leigh as they look to secure the League Leaders Shield and a home semi-final in the play-offs.

Next up for Wigan is a trip to Headingley next Saturday to face Leeds, who enjoyed a 28-12 win at Hull FC this weekend.

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