Challenge Cup final: Wigan Warriors' Harrision Hansen dismisses poor league form ahead of Hull FC clash
By Sam Drury. Last Updated: 23/08/13 1:59pm
Harrison Hansen: Is confident that Wigan are suitably prepared for Saturday's Challenge Cup final
Harrison Hansen has warned Hull FC that Wigan Warriors' recent form is merely a blip and that his side are more than ready for Saturday's Challenge Cup final.
Shaun Wane's men have won just two of their last seven Super League games and cannot now win the League Leaders' Shield.
However, the Warriors demolished London Broncos 70-0 in the Challenge Cup semi-final and Hansen is confident that they can reach that level again at Wembley.
"It has been a bit funny the last two or three weeks," he said.
"Over the course of the year we have been racking up points and probably these last few weeks we have ducked under a little.
"But at the end of the day it is a final and it will be different to Super League. I can't wait to get out there.
"Teams have little blips and that is all it is. We have things we can work on and it's easily fixed."
The Samoa international admitted that Hull may go into the match with added belief on the back of Wigan's slump but was adamant that it was of little consequence for the one-off showpiece event.
"Hull will be confident and are in good form but we are still in the position because of what we have done in the year and how we have played," Hansen remarked.
"It doesn't matter. Everyone is going to be prepared for this game."
Hansen, 27, recently signed a new deal to extend his stay at the Warriors into an 11th year and the prospect of winning more trophies with the club played a key part in his decision to stay.
"Teams have little blips and that is all it is. We have things we can work on and it's easily fixed"
"Winning trophies is a massive thing. To experience a final and win a final, as I have done (in 2011), is the best experience and something I'll never forget," he added.
"All our fans have been looking forward to this and it is going to be a great occasion.
"If we were to win this week it would really push us to try to go on to reach the Grand Final. We are still in a great position.
"We will work hard this week. Bring on Saturday."