Daryl Powell reveals his ‘best moment of the year’ as Warrington Wolves head coach

There’s not been much to cheer about for Daryl Powell at his new side Warrington Wolves in 2022.

Currently third bottom – with only points difference separating Warrington with Wakefield Trinity who are second bottom – the Cheshire club has won just eight games this season.

It’s a far cry away from a side who many tipped to be challenging for trophies as well as the Grand Final come the end of the season.

And, for Powell, it has been a difficult season, but he has outlined his favourite moment so far as Warrington boss – and it may come as a surprise.

“You saw with Adam Holroyd last week, if you look at the mental side of the game – physically he has still got a long way to go – you are saying the job that is being done there is class with our young players,” Powell told Wire TV.

“My best moment of the year so far was going into the changing rooms of the academy team and telling them that Adam Holroyd would be making his debut.

“That feeling in there was a pretty special one. That was my best moment of the year if I’m being honest and then watching him perform was class and the way he went about it was class.”

Powell waxed lyrical about the potential of those youngsters that are currently on the route through to the first-team, stating that they will be given a chance to show what they can do.

“I believe there are a lot of young mature men that are able to step up for the remainder of this season and then challenge next year in the first-team environment.”

Alongside Adam Holroyd, Luke Thomas was also included by Powell for last week’s loss to the Leeds Rhinos, but it appears as though there will be room for more youngsters in the final few games.

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