posted on 24 March 2012

Hooker Paul Aiton is excited by the potential the Wildcats have shown in the opening weeks of Stobart Super League XVII.

Paul Aiton believes the Wildcats are getting closer all the time to their second win of the season.

Although only having one win to their name so far, the new-look squad have shown plenty to be encouraged about in the first six games which have included tough challenges against play-off regulars Hull KR, Hull FC, Huddersfield Giants and Warrington Wolves.

Aiton says that whilst the team are still new, he’s positive about the direction in which the performances are heading.

“I feel that we are getting closer,” said the Papua New Guinea skipper.

“In our games, what we’ve done in patches has been good, we just need to do that a bit more often throughout the game.

“I think wins are coming and we just need to get on a roll.

“It feels like we’re not (new) but we obviously are.  It doesn’t feel like everyone’s just been put together.

“I guess that’s a good thing because we’ve got the potential to get better.

“I feel wins are coming and once we figure each other out a bit more too, how each other plays we’ll come good.”

New to the competition after joining from Cronulla Sharks in the close season, Aiton has earned plenty of good reviews for his personal performances in the red, white and blue so far.

He and his teammates will come up against Catalans Dragons this Sunday (kick-off: 3.30pm) hoping to convert the performance level shown against Warrington into Super League points.

“They’re a good team and that was a very tough game but I think we got a lot out of that that will just make us better.

“There’s some big boys in that (Catalans) team.  We played them in a trial match and they had some big players.

“It’ll be a good test for us and it’s good that we’ve got them at home.

“I feel I’m still improving.  I think there’s still more in my attack that I can bring to the team.

“That’ll come and I don’t want to push it too much and try to pull something out of the hat.  But I do feel I’ve got a bit more to give to the team and I think that’ll come as we get a bit more comfortable with each other.”

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