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Wigan coach pleads for patience

3rd March 2019, 19:38 by Gareth Freeman

Wigan coach Adrian Lam is convinced his side can turn their form around after a shock 18-16 loss at London Broncos on Sunday.

The defending champions have one win in four Super League attempts this season but are without a point after a pre-season points deduction, although their appeal to that sanction is due to be heard next week.

Lam replaced Shaun Wane ahead of the current campaign and there have also been some changes in personnel, most notably Sam Tomkins' departure for Catalans Dragons.

The Wigan coach accepts his side are under pressure after a poor start but is confident results will improve as the team begins to gel.

"I understand all about the pressure we're under," he said after the loss to London, as reported by the BBC. "All I ask is that people be patient through this period as there are a lot of different players in this group from last year's Grand Final side and once we can get through this part in good shape, we'll be OK.

"We talked about London and making sure we gave them respect. We started probably the best we've started since the start of the year and we got that right, and got off to a flyer - but then the whole last 15 minutes of the half, we collapsed.

"We had enough ball to be up by 30 points but we didn't execute in that first half and that's where the game was won and lost."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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