Wigan Warriors boss Adrian Lam said that a win over second placed Warrington Wolves this week would take his team’s confidence to the next level.

The Warriors will face the Wolves for the fourth time this season and have yet to beat the Challenge Cup finalists, but, with the reigning Super League champions arguably the form side in the league at present, Lam was looking for his players to make people stop and take notice at the DW Stadium against quality opposition.

“With it being the first game from four against them at home, we need to make a statement,” he said.

“With regards to the overall season, it would be a nice way to get a bit more confidence because we’ve worked really hard to get here. Beating Warrington on Friday night would just take our confidence to the next level.

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“I still don’t think other supporters and teams out there think that we are the real deal, but that’s ok. We’ve still got a fair way to go with our improvement, but I know with the experience we’ve got here and the big game players, we can get there in good shape. It’s exciting times ahead.”