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Lam reveals Williams worry

6th March 2019, 00:20 by Michael Holland

Rumours linking George Williams with a move to Australia have had an impact on his form, Wigan coach Adrian Lam believes.

Williams is reported to have held talks with NRL side Canberra with a view to joining them for the 2020 campaign, while New Zealand Warriors are also keen on the 24-year-old.

Williams was disappointing in the 18-16 loss to London Broncos at the weekend, and Lam is convinced the player's mind is not completely on the job.

“I think it may have affected him last week, without a doubt," Lam told reporters. "If he is in negotiations with them then it’s got to take an effect on him. I think it probably did last week in the performance, you could see some of that.

“And that would affect any human being that’s talking about leaving his hometown team and signing for a team on the other side of the world and leaving his family.

“I’m going to talk with him this week - I’ve already spoken with him on a short-term basis on whether he’s okay with all of that. He obviously doesn’t handle that side of things well, as in balancing that up with having to perform.

“He’s got a lot of decisions on his mind at the moment and it’s probably something that we need to tick off and move on from as soon as we can, as a club and him as a player."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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