Shaun Wane: Wigan not giving up on League Leaders' Shield

Shaun Wane

Shaun Wane does not believe Wigan Warriors are out of the running to retain their League Leaders' Shield.

saw Wigan drop to third in the table and slip three points behind the Giants with three matches to play.

His side have a tougher run-in but Wane has refused to concede their crown.

"They [Huddersfield] can slip up. We just need to win all of our games and give ourselves a chance," he told BBC Radio Manchester.

"We've had two horrendous spells of injuries this year. For us to be pushing Huddersfield - I'm very pleased about that. I'll not be giving anything up and we'll be trying like hell to win at Catalan Dragons [on Saturday]."

After their trip to France, Wigan appear in the Challenge Cup final against Hull FC and host the same opponents in Super League the following week, before rounding off the regular season with a home fixture against 2012 champions Leeds Rhinos.

The Warriors were missing a number of key players on Friday because of injury, but Wane hopes captain Sean O'Loughlin, full-back Sam Tomkins and scrum-half Matty Smith will be available to face Catalans.

And he has said he will not be picking a weakened side against the Dragons, in a game that takes place seven days before their trip to Wembley, adding: "I'll select my best team.

"Then we've got a great week the week after, going to Wembley. I'm looking forward to it and the players are really pumped."

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