Ratchford glad to have Gelling back in the Warrington team

Warrington Wolves fullback Stefan Ratchford has said he is glad to see centre Anthony Gelling back around the club.

The Cook Islander hasn’t played for the club since being stood down in February for what the club said was ‘a club investigation into conduct away from the club.’

However, he has been cleared to return this week, with the club saying it was still a police matter.

Ratchford said: “He’s a quality player, I think we saw that in his first few performances. Also, the experience he brings, with winning Super League titles and playing in the NRL.

“He’ll be a big addition for us back on that right edge. He was starting to get some combinations going with Blake Austin, Ben Murdoch-Masila and Josh Charnley, who he has played with in the past.

“They all looked really good in the first few games, and we missed that in the last few weeks.

“If he does come back on that right edge, it will certainly be a big boost for us.”

Warrington Wolves haven’t won away from home since July. Credit: News Images

Ratchford is also hoping Warrington can end their current away run. They haven’t won away from home in the Super League since a 36-6 win over London Broncos in July.

He added: “Its been really frustrating. We almost always find a way at home, and put up a good performance and get the right result.

“But our away form is something of a concern. You get to a point when its one or two games, you think we have the next away game to put it right.

“But when you are on the run we are, it has to be brought up and you need to look and say something isn’t right.

“We are a confident group. We have confidence in our ability. I cant quite put my finger on why we cant quite get the results away from home, its certainly frustrating and something we need to address.

“Hopefully we can put that right with a tough task against Hull.”

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