Russell keen to help Wire find consistency

Warrington full-back Matty Russell is keen to find his best form, so that he can help the Wolves get back to their consistent best.

An ankle injury has disrupted the Scotland star’s season so far, with him missing around 13 games or so.

He has returned to action in recent weeks, however, with Wire coach Tony Smith picking him out as one of the team’s better performers.

“We’ve been inconsistent this year,” he said.

“Obviously, watching and things like that are frustrating.

“At the same time, I’ve been in training, and the lads have been working each week to get better.

“Sometimes things haven’t been going our way with the bounce of the ball or anything like that, and it’s frustrating for everyone.

“It’s probably frustrating for Tony. All the lads have been trying our best.

“Hopefully now, with these last few games that we’ve won, starting against Leigh, we can maybe get on a roll now, and take into the Challenge Cup semi-final against Hull KR.”

Russell has been encouraged by the improvement the team has shown, especially in defence, in their last two games, which were victories over Wigan and Wakefield.

“I think we’ve just gelled as a team,” he added.

“Our defence has been strong, and that’s probably been a weak area this year – we’ve let points in when we’ve been strong in the last few years.

“Obviously the win against Wigan was a great performance. In the Wakefield game, we went well, and they threw a lot at us with the new coach.

“So it’s nice to get both wins and take it into this week.”

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