Declan Patton: ‘I would love to stay at Warrington’

Drew Darbyshire

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

Warrington ace Declan Patton said he would like to stay at his hometown club while talks remain ongoing over a new deal.

The 23-year-old is out-of-contract at the end of the season but he has confirmed that talks with the Wolves are well underway over a new contract.

Patton made his Super League debut in 2015 and has won the League Leaders’ Shield with the club. He played in Warrington’s 2016 Grand Final defeat to rivals Wigan.

The half-back or hooker has revealed that he would like to stay at Warrington.

He said: “I’m just leaving it with my agent at the minute.

“We are in talks with Warrington but there isn’t too much I can say at the moment. We’ll see how it goes when we play the next couple of games.

“I want to be playing but I would love to stay here, so we will just see where it goes.

“The journey (under Steve Price) feels pretty special so I want to be part of that but we will see.”

Warrington are flying high under head coach Steve Price this season, sitting third in the Super League table as well as being in the Challenge Cup semi-finals.

Patton, who has played over 50 first team games for the Wolves, admitted that Price has made a huge impact on the club.

He added: “The club has changed completely.

“People bagged us at the beginning of the year but when you go through change, it takes a bit of time. I think it was the third game in that we started to change.

“He has been massive for us and is a good bloke as well. He has the coaching side of him but he has also got the friend part of it as well, so it is a good mixture with him.

“We appreciate everything he says, we follow what he tells us and we can have a good time as well and it’s working. I think you can see on the field now that we are starting enjoy our rugby and we are getting the results.”