Wigan Warriors boss Adrian Lam insists he will continue to try and pick players from the academy this season. The Cherry and Whites have one of the best academy setups in rugby league and they have continued to benefit from their graduates.
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Former boss Shaun Wane was a big fan of promoting youngsters, with Oliver Gildart, Joe Burgess and George Williams all coming through under his stewardship.
Lam has promised to sign two or three players in the off-season but he has eased fans fears by admitting the academy is still part of his plans.
He told Wigan Today: “Wigan are renowned for their junior production line and I’m looking forward to trying to finding the next superstar. “I’ve told all of the (young players) that it’s a fresh slate and I could see some eyes getting excited about the opportunities ahead.
“They’ve got a genuine chance of making the side at some stage if they do what we promote within our values.”