Wigan will find a way to fit Bevan French into team, says Adrian Lam

Drew Darbyshire

Adrian Lam admitted Bevan French will have to bid his time for a starting spot at Wigan – but they will find a way to fit him in.

French made his debut for the Warriors on Friday night as he came off the bench to help them beat Hull KR 38-16 at the DW Stadium.

The utility-back – who scored 35 tries in 47 games for Parramatta Eels – was forced to make the move to Wigan this year rather than for 2020 due to criteria for signing overseas players.

Lam commented: “I would have liked for him to have more time but it didn’t work out that way.

“He looks electrifying when he has got the ball in hand and he knows what his role is this year at the club and moving forward into 2020.

“We’ll have to find a way for him. It’s hard for him to get a start here at the moment because everyone is playing pretty well.

“The way that it works is that Bevan couldn’t have just come for next year and played. He had to arrive this year to be available for next year because he wouldn’t have played enough NRL games to qualify for 2020.

“With five games to go, it’s a difficult time to turn up at a club and try to make an impact and force your way into the team plus we’ve got to manage the fact that our squad of 35 has been ripping in hard over the last three months to get us to third.”

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