Adrian Lam says Wigan could still sign more players

Wigan head coach Adrian Lam says the club’s recruitment isn’t necessarily finished as they prepare for the start of the Super League season.

The Warriors have already strengthened significantly with Man of Steel Jackson Hastings and England international George Burgess added to their 2020 squad.

However Lam, who is preparing for his second season in charge at the DW Stadium, hinted the club’s business may not be done.

“We are always looking,” he told Serious About RL. “It’s never a closed book at this time of the season but we are happy with our squad.

“I’m really happy where we are at and I don’t think we need anything in particular, but if someone good comes up then we are always interested. I’m sure every club will be.”

The Wigan boss also revealed that reports suggesting they tried and failed to re-sign Warrington new-boy Anthony Gelling are untrue stating: “his name popped up but we made the decision not to chase him.”

Adrian Lam says Anthony Gelling was not on Wigan’s radar. Credit: News Images.

On the pitch and the Warriors are aiming to bridge the significant gap to champions St Helens who finished 16 points clear at the top last season.

Despite eventually ending 2019 in second position, Wigan had to play catch up after a poor start and Lam is determined not to see a repeat of that this campaign.

“We’re a different beast this season,” he said. “It’s now a case of transforming our effort and intensity in training to what we produce out on the pitch.

“This year we have had 90% of the squad train every session and we need to make sure we make a better start than we did last year.

“To have that bit more quality and experience in pre-season makes things a lot easier and we are all raring to go now.”

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