Matty Russell believes the signings Warrington (7/2 – Super League Grand Final 2015 Winner) have made for the 2015 season will help them improve after missing out on this year’s Grand Final.
The full-back arrived at the Halliwell Jones Stadium at the start of the year following a spell in the NRL with the Gold Coast Titans and enjoyed a good first season back in Super League, finishing the campaign with the award for the most metres made in the competition.
However, after two successive Grand Final appearances, it wasn’t a case of third time lucky for the Wire as they went out in the Qualifying Semi-Finals to Wigan (3/1 favourites – Super League Grand Final 2015 Winner).
Tony Smith’s men suffered with inconsistency throughout the campaign, eventually finishing fifth, but whereas they lost the likes of Lee Briers at the end of 2013, this time around their squad looks like it will be stronger next term, with Man of Steel Daryl Clark joining from Castleford and forward Ashley Sims arriving from the NRL
Russell admits he is already thinking about getting back into training for next season and believes the new arrivals will give the Wolves’ ambitions of an Old Trafford place a huge lift.
“I’ve got a few things to work on so I’m only going to have a week or two off,” he told the Warrington Guardian. “Then I’ll start back light training again and getting myself back into it.
“We’ve made some really good signings, Daryl Clark and Ashton Sims. That will add strength to our pack and the way we play. People like Daryl Clark sniffing through the middle can help our side.”