Bevan French has been pictured in training for Wigan Warriors as he plans his comeback for the club.
The livewire fullback has not played for Wigan this year following the sad passing of his mother as the club remained incredibly supportive, but it was revealed earlier in the week that he is not far away – along with Iain Thornley.
“He’s (French) not quite ready this week and same with Iain but he is working hard,” Wigan boss Matt Peet said in his pre-match press conference.
“They are getting closer and both are training hard – Bevan has trained with the team today, too.”
And, French certainly looks like he is ready, giving directions to his teammates on the training field.
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Wigan will take on Salford Red Devils tomorrow night in the Challenge Cup Sixth Round and Peet spoke about just how important the fans and everyone in the town is to their success.
“It’s an expectation that we perform well in all competitions,” Peet continued.
“As soon as we play in a sudden death game, there is excitement – we know it means a lot to the town and to the fans of the club.
“To take the fans on any journey at the moment, that’s what motivates us.
“Every year we’ve wanted to win it, so I don’t think the expectation or pressure really changes or is enhanced.
“It’s as important to me as it is the fans, players and staff – we all want to go on that journey but there is a very determined Salford side in front of us.”