Declan Patton extends Warrington stay

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

Declan Patton has signed a new two-year contract with Warrington, keeping him at the Wolves until the end of 2020.

The 23-year-old has come through the ranks at Warrington and has made 54 first team appearances to date, scoring 11 tries and kicking 80 goals.

Patton won the League Leaders’ Shield with Warrington in 2016 and scored in their Grand Final defeat to Wigan Warriors in the same year.

The half-back is delighted to sign a contract extension with the club.

He said: “I love being here at Warrington.

“I’ve played my whole career here so it’s something I didn’t want to let go of. It’s taken a while but I’m really glad to have signed now.

“It gives me a bit of an extra buzz because I’m from the town too. I grew up playing for the club and watching from the stands as a youngster. It means a lot to play here and I’m made up to have signed for another two years.

“The hope of winning some silverware was a big reason for staying. I think with Steve Price having come in this season the project is only just starting. We’ve done well in recent years but fallen just short. With how the team is now, it feels like we’re building something special and I don’t want to miss out on the next few years because I feel like something special is brewing.”

Warrington coach Steve Price is delighted to see Patton put pen to paper on a new contract.

He said: “I’ve been really pleased with Declan’s attitude and contribution to the team.

“He’s playing a really important part. I understand he’d like more game time but winning teams are all about team first and that’s what breeds success. He is playing a solid part in and around our team at the moment.

“Being a local junior and there still being a lot of improvement in Declan for many years to come, he’s a player we did not want to lose.

“He had a lot interest from other clubs and I know he didn’t want to leave the club he loves.”

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