Wigan Warriors head coach Adrian Lam has spoken about his future at the DW Stadium ahead of Friday night’s Super League clash with Challenge Cup runners up Salford Red Devils.
Lam started his tenure as Warriors head coach following now England head coach Sean Wane’s departure from the club.
Initially a one-year deal, Lam began his second season in charge after Shaun Edwards turned down the chance to be Wigan boss.
Lam confirmed in a press conference on Thursday that talks between himself and the club that talks have not yet begun.
“I didn’t want to chat till after the challenge cup but we are at that period now, I will go down that path when we get to it.
“It has been a difficult year and I have been in no rush really to talk about that and to communicate to the club it has been a difficult time with a lot of other things going on and it has certainly been a challenging year and we will get to that bit later on.”
The Warriors head into the clash with the Red Devils on the back of a 18-14 win over the Warrington Wolves.
For Salford they head into the match up on the back of two consecutive losses losing the Challenge Cup final to the Leeds Rhinos.
Adrian Lam spoke highly of Ian Watsons Red Devils who played at Wembley for the first time in 51 years.
“Yeah I thought they were courageous and have been all year,” Lam told Uclan Live.
“What they have done as a club over the last two years has been exceptional and even though they are not sat in the best spot for Super League I think as a team and as a club they are a fighter.
“They are in most games till the death if they win or lose its not by much.
“I thought they had a chance to win the game on the weekend just a couple of things went against them. I’m sure the club is proud of them and I’m sure they will back it up tomorrow night.”
Wigan currently sit second in the Super League table behind St Helens who themselves are chasing a third League Leaders Shield in succession.
Salford currently sit 8th in Super League and will be looking for a much needed win with the play offs out of reach though it is almost certain that the Cup runners up will be playing for pride.
Former South Sydney Rabbitohs prop George Burgess joined Wigan ahead of the 2020 season but has been struck down with injury, however he is likely to be back on the field in the coming weeks.
“It’s been a tough time for George since arriving here and he’s very close to playing whether he plays this week or in the next two weeks we’ll see how the week fizzles out for him and make a decision for him on game day,” added Lam
“We’ve been working hard with him, he’s a popular member of the squad here at the moment and we are hoping he gets all that sorted quickly.
“He has come back a couple of times. It’s one of those injuries that if you get a direct whack to it, it can complicate things and there is a bit of nerve pain that lingers for a while.
“He working really hard with the physio and the medical team and you know he’s doing his absolute best and training every day.”