Warrington Wolves host Salford Red Devils tonight looking to make it three wins from three to start the season.
They have begun the 2023 campaign by defeating the two teams who lost the major finals last year beating Huddersfield Giants away last week having battered Leeds Rhinos in Round One.
Now former Wakefield Trinity and Hull FC boss John Kear has said that he believes the Wolves will be challenging at the top.
Kear said on the 5 Live Podcast: “I am going to go on about Warrington because it’s my mate Daryl Powell who’s over there and my God, he’s suffered and he’s had some stick. He believes in what he’s doing and touch wood after two games it looks like it’s paying off.
“Should they maintain an element of consistency I really do think that they will challenge. I’m not going to say that it’s going to be their year because for anybody to beat St Helens it’ll take some doing. But I certainly believe they’ll be up there challenging and it will reinvigorate the club and I’m chuffed for Daryl Powell.
“The Warrington players looked happy and as if they’ve bought into what Daryl wants. It will be great should they kick on and achieve, and it will be a pat on the back to the club for sticking by him and letting him put his ideas across.”