Warriors can bounce back - Burgess

29 August 2017 17:44:23 GMTPlus10

Wigan Warriors winger Joe Burgess admits that defeat in the Challenge Cup Final will be tough to get over emotionally, but he's backed his team to respond on the field.

The Warriors were narrowly beaten by Hull FC at Wembley on Saturday afternoon, but they remain in the reckoning for a place in the top four.

The top four teams will meet in two semi-finals to decide the make-up of the Super League Grand Final and Burgess believes that glory at Old Trafford is in the team's sights.

"We can't say forget about it, because we've just lost a final, but I know one thing for sure, that it'll give us more of a boost. This Friday is a really big game in terms of the top four and I'm confident we can get back on track," said Burgess, ahead Friday's trip to face local rivals St Helens.

"As disappointing as it is, Hull deserved it on the day. It was three tries each, but in critical areas of the game they played better than us. It's something we need to fix up if we're going to be successful in the weeks ahead."

Burgess is also eager for the Warriors to make life easier for themselves when they are close to their own try line.

"We spent a lot of time on our own line and causing ourselves some problems, and when we did that we drained ourselves of energy," he said.

"It put us in a bad position when we got the ball near their line, but we can bounce back."

Wigan are priced at 500/1 to win the Grand Final this season, with Hull FC 7/2 and Castleford Tigers 5/4.

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