Walker Wants Vikings To Surprise Saints

Walker Wants Vikings To Surprise Saints widnesvikings.co.uk

6th July 2018

Widnes Vikings hooker Danny Walker says the Vikings are heading to St Helens tonight looking to surprise people.

Walker, who turned 19 last week, has put in some superb performances at hooker in recent weeks, earning the praise of Interim Head Coach Francis Cummins.

Danny believes that there is no pressure on the Vikings players tonight, as they head to the Totally Wicked Stadium. 

“We’re going to be written off on Friday night, and people think we aren’t going to challenge them,” he said.

“But we have no pressure on us. We’re going to get out there, give it everything we’ve got and hopefully surprise a few people.”

Francis Cummins’ side were narrowly beaten by Hull FC last weekend despite a hugely encouraging display, in which the Vikings took the lead twice in the game.

Walker believes that the performance at the KCOM Stadium will create momentum, moving forward into the season.

“We definitely took a step in the right direction with the performance at Hull,” he said.

“Obviously, it wasn’t a win, which is what we wanted to take from the game but there’s something to build on. Hopefully we can keep progressing, moving forward, and that win we’re looking for will come soon enough.

“People are thinking that it’s going to be a walk in the park when they play us, but we won’t give up. We have to keep that mentality for the rest of the year, use it in our favour and start taking the game to teams in the future.”

Danny also gave his thoughts on the recent announcement of the signing of Anthony Gelling for next season. The outstanding young prospect believes that it is a great coup for the club to have the centre on board for 2019.

“He’s a really good player, and he’s definitely going to be a big character in the group.” he said.

“He is certainly going to bring some fun and laughter, and maybe we need a bit more of that about the place. I’m looking forward to playing alongside him next year.”


It’s Members’ Months at Widnes Vikings! Over the coming month, we’ll be offering a host of exclusive events, offers and opportunities to our 2018 Viking Stronghold Members.

2018 Viking Stronghold Members can receive a huge discount, when they bring a friend to the big Vikings vs Hull KR clash on Saturday 14th July, 3.00pm:

- Bring one friend – Save 25%

- Bring two or more friends – Save 50%

Find out more about the special offer here.

If you want to enjoy all the on-field action and these brilliant rewards too, it’s take a not too late to be part of the Viking Stronghold!

A new Membership package has been launched, giving you the chance to attend the final games of the season. With up to six huge games on the cards, as well as the chance to receive the brilliant Stronghold benefits until the end of 2018, you can back the boys at a bargain price:

  • Adult Membership: £75
  • Concessionary Membership: £50
  • Junior Membership: £40.

Don’t miss out!

To sign up, visit the Vikings Superstore, Tesco Extra, or call 0151 495 2250.

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