Wolves crowd make Warrington tough for Leeds claims McDermott

Leeds coach Brian McDermott believes that his team’s trip to Warrington on Friday evening is their biggest game of the season to date.

The Rhinos have struggled on trips to the Wire in recent seasons, and McDermott feels that the Wolves’ passionate home support has played a large role in that record.

“This will be the biggest one so far of the year,” he told Rhinos TV.

“They’re a good team are Warrington.

“While we’re in reasonable form at the moment, we know we’re going to be tested there on Friday.

“I’m looking forward to it, though. It’s a big challenge, and I suppose this is where it starts to have an effect on the season.

“We’re at round five now, and the season’s going on and this is our biggest test so far.

“They’ve got a very animated crowd. They get on the back of everything that they do well, and, like most home crowds, they try and influence the game.

“I think their players thrive off that. They certainly do play well at home, and we’ve had some good challenges over there.

“But, at the same time, we’ve also had some tough days.

“That’s something we’re mindful of.”

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