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Burgess not thinking beyond 2019

7th April 2019, 16:55 by Daniel McCarthy

Wigan Warriors winger Joe Burgess says his current focus is with the team despite his future being up in the air.

The 24-year-old has had an excellent start to the new season and backed up the hat-trick he grabbed against Catalans Dragons with a double against Castleford Tigers last Friday.

Burgess is re-establishing himself back in the Wigan side after an injury-ravaged 2018 campaign, in which he figured sparingly after an 11-month lay off.

He is out of contract at the end of the season, but the former Sydney Roosters man says he is not currently thinking about his long-term future.

"I've got to get back playing before I can think about that," said the 24-year-old, who made his comeback against Salford little more than two weeks ago.

"My first goal was to get in the team and cement my spot – and I'm not there yet.

"I'll need five or six good games before I can feel it's cemented. I've not even thought about a contract.

"Trying to get play well enough to get in the Great Britain squad is a bigger goal than thinking of my contract."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Daniel McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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