Matt Peet explains why his Wigan Warriors side where able to edge Salford today

Matt Peet has revolutionised Wigan’s attack in 2022.

After they struggled for points last year, he’s freed up their offence which has helped Wigan cause teams problems all season and has seen them join St Helens at the top of the league today with a hard thought win over Salford 30-24.

Anything but easy, Wigan looked destined to lose at 24-all when they squandered a number of massive chances to score but a Jai Field length of the field effort won it for the Warriors.

After the game, Head Coach Peet reflected on the win.

Live on Channel 4, he said: “It was one of those games where you felt like things were just heading in a direction where it just wasn’t meant to be. I thought both teams dug really deep. Credit to Salford, I thought for large parts they were more physical and energetic than us.

“But I thought towards the end of the game we raised the intensity and ultimately we’ve got the fastest man on the field. When everyone’s tired he does that special moment but there was a lot of unseen work in the build up to that.”

He was keen to give the credit to Salford after the game: “I think maximum credit should go to Salford today. We were playing a game where people outside the two teams might have thought it would be one way traffic, but I thought from the off they came here to play.

“When we were two scores ahead, I thought the next try was crucial and at the start of the half they looked more hungry than us.”

When asked about humble he is as a coach, Peet did acknowledge his role but was keen to highlight the strength of the club which we have seen this week with the club making the bold move of releasing Zak Hardaker.

After the game, Peet said of his role: “It’s credit to a lot more so than me. We’ve got a great leadership group here and the two assistant coaches. I know I’m part of it but I’m fortunate to take over the club where the leadership and culture is so good.”

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