Warrington Wolves centre Bryson Goodwin says the team is thriving on being written off by outside observers ahead of the Grand Final clash with the Wigan Warriors.
The Wolves were surprise winners against League Leaders Shield winners St Helens in the play-off semi-final.
We started a bit slow this year, but with time we've got better.Bryson Goodwin
And Goodwin says his team can perform even better as they prepare for Saturday's Grand Final showdown with Wigan Warriors.
"No-one gave us a chance against St Helens in that semi-final from outside of the club. But we knew what we could do, we had no pressure on us and we performed the way we know we can," said Goodwin, who joined the Wolves ahead of the 2018 season.
"That's the way we're probably going to have to perform on Saturday. We'll probably have to be even better. That's how it has been throughout the squad. We started a bit slow this year, but with time we've got better."
Goodwin added that the mood in the camp this week has been relaxed, and says that the players have shaken off memories of their Challenge Cup Final defeat to Catalans Dragons in August.
"The atmosphere in camp has been joyful. Everyone is pretty happy and is looking forward to the occasion," he said.
"Pricey and the coaching staff will keep the mood happy and keep us calm, and we've left the Wembley disappointment in the past."
The Wolves can be backed at 2.75 to win the Grand Final and are 5.75 to triumph by a margin of 1-5 points, with Warrington 2.20 to score the last try of the game.
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