Wigan Warriors can do the double - Ian Lenagan

Wigan's Pat Richards celebrates

Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan believes the club are capable of a Super League and Challenge Cup double this season.

The Warriors face rivals St Helens in the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup after their 44-24 quarter-final victory against Warrington on Saturday.

Lenagan told BBC Radio Manchester: "I think Wigan have a good chance - with Michael Maguire in his last season.

"There's plenty of people who want to do well and be in finals, whether Grand Finals or Wembley finals."

Wigan are the reigning Super League champions and currently sit top of the table again this term, just a point clear of high-scoring Warrington.

But they have not enjoyed a Challenge Cup triumph since 2002, when they overcame Saints to lift the trophy at Murrayfield.

"It's a long time since Wigan were there," said Lenagan. "People say they got sick of Wigan being at Wembley, but we're sick of not being there. The sooner it can happen the better.

"For Wigan the cup's very special, and we're still in there. We've just got one more game to win to get to Wembley and I hope we can."

Lenagan took over at Wigan in 2007 and his appointment of Australian coach Maguire in October 2009 proved to be an instant success.

"I've been a Wigan fan for 50 years - I've only owned Wigan for three and a half years but the plan is working well. I love it to pieces," he said.

"The nice thing about it is there's a lot of Wigan youngsters who are coming through. That's what we need for England as an international team to beat the Aussies, which is the other thing I'd like to see happen.

"Michael Maguire has clearly proven that he will pick youngsters. When you see Sam Tomkins and Josh Charnley and one or two others, it's the right approach."

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