Wildcats winger Peter Fox says he thrives on challenging himself against Wigan Warriors ahead of this afternoon’s game at the DW Stadium, kick-off 3pm.
The number two has scored eight Super League tries already this season and is level with fellow winger Ben Cockayne and will be looking to add to that tally against the league leaders.
The Warriors have only lost two games all season, both away from home with the only blemish on their home record being a 17-17 draw with Warrington in February.
Fox has been an ever present since his arrival from Hull KR at the end of the 2011 season and he says the Wildcats cannot focus too much on today’s opposition.
“We are concentrating on us, we know how strong Wigan are and if they have players out they have another few stars to come back in, that’s the thing with Wigan, they produce all the stars,” admitted the winger.
“We are a strong, tight unit so we know every single player has to play well on the day to get a performance so that’s what we’ll be looking to do this Sunday.
“I thrive on challenges like this in going to Wigan and we’re going there with no pressure on ourselves. You have to cross all the t’s and dot all the i’s when you playing these sorts of teams and you have to prepare it and do it tough to get the win out.
“Our strength is that we can score tries and we have some really good attacking threats, we have Reece Lyne who is a really good young, up and coming centre who is dangerous, Dean Collis is a little bit like (Matt) Gidley. We can score the tries it’s just a matter of getting our defence right and if we all perform on the day we can pull out results.”
The former England international has been impressed with the back three of Wigan so far in this campaign and he says he will need to stand up to his opposite numbers to provide the best chance of achieving a result.
“They are the best aren’t they, Sam Tomkins, Josh Charnley and Pat Richards on the wing, they carry the ball well, Charnley is really quick, Tomkins has the skills of a half-back and he’s rated as one of the best players in the world in my eyes so we do have strong competition well.
“Me, Benny and Rich work ether real well and it will be good competition.”
Make sure you listen to the full press conference HERE where he also discusses his current form and has a look back at the last two games amongst a more in-depth preview.
Tickets can be bought on the turnstiles at the DW Stadium. Adults tickets are priced at £21 and concessions £15 which includes over 60’s, full time students with a valid ID, under 16’s and ambulant disabled.
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