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WARRINGTON Wolves’ Ben Currie is hoping another large following of fans and a great atmosphere will get the team over the line in Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final showdown with Hull FC.
The Wolves will be taking a large following with the official club coach travel close to being full and the club’s allocation of tickets also now limited in most areas, as they bid to make a return visit to Wembley following on from the disappointment of losing to Catalans Dragons last year.
But with three defeats in their last four games and Hull breathing down their necks in the league table, it is set to be a tough encounter.
One player who is looking forward to the fixture is Currie, who missed last year’s semi-final through injury.
“It’s an amazing stadium and the turf looks really good,” he said. “I remember being here last year as a spectator and the atmosphere our fans created was unbelievable.
“If selected, fingers crossed, I can be part of a big semi final on Saturday.
“Obviously the last two weeks haven’t been great for us. It’s a fresh competition and it feels like a new start for us this week.
“We’re not down or thinking negative as a team. Hopefully this week has come at the right time for us.”
“We always get a good following from our fans wherever we go whether it’s Catalans away, Magic Weekend or the finals. They come out in their numbers and that gives us that extra lift.
“If they can out-sing the Hull fans hopefully that’ll help get us over the line to Wembley.”
Meanwhile Head Coach Steve Price was not happy with the performance at Castleford, Warrington’s third defeat in their last four outings.
He said “We aren’t happy with our performance. We have to be honest with each other. That’s what we build our foundation on, working hard and being honest with each other.
“You have your hurdles throughout the season it’s not always going to be perfect. In these circumstances it will show the true leadership in our coaching group and also as players too.
He added: “I have the utmost belief in the playing group that they will put in a strong performance on Saturday against a really good team in Hull FC.”
Meanwhile the other semi-final will see local rivals and favourites St Helens take on Championship side part-timers Halifax.
Both semi-finals will take place at the University of Bolton Stadium, the home of Bolton Wanderers FC in a special Challenge Cup triple-header, along with the women’s final for the first time.
🎟️ SEMI FINAL TICKET UPDATE
Tickets in our allocation are now limited in most areas with official club coach travel close to being full
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