Matty Russell discusses what role he expects to play under Daryl Powell at Warrington Wolves

Warrington Wolves made headlines this week by re-signing former player Matty Russell and the winger has spoken about his expectations and what he’ll bring to the Wire for the upcoming season.

Russell played for the Wolves from 2014 through till 2018 and is returning after spells at multiple different sides.

Still only 29, he has plenty to offer and he spoke about this in an interview posted to the side’s Twitter account.

“I think physically I’ve developed a lot, I was only bursting out of my teens when I came through.

“Physically I’ve worked on that a lot, off the field in the gym and on my personal self off the field as well. I think I’m coming back to try and be a role model and be professional off the field, and reap rewards on the field as well.”

The Scotland international has signed from Toulouse Olympique where he scored 13 tries in 21 Super League games last year, and he’s made it clear he is seeking a fresh start in his second chapter with Warrington.

He states: “I’m coming here as a fresh player and I want to bring my value to the team.”

Russell is also under no illusions about the need to earn his place in Daryl Powell’s squad as well.

“Whether it’s getting a game from round one or if it takes till round twenty one, I’ll be pushing every week to try and get that spot and pushing everyone else in training,” said Russell.

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