Cooper eager to wear the primrose and blue jersey again

Warrington-bound forward Mike Cooper has admitted that it is the right time for him to return to the Wolves.

England international Cooper left the club in 2013 to test himself in the NRL bringing an end to his long stay with Wire.

However, the 27-year-old will return to his hometown club for the 2017 Super League season, and Cooper has revealed that his family played a big part in his decision to return next year.

“I don’t think there’s any better feeling in rugby league than pulling on the shirt of your home-town team and running out into that atmosphere The Wire fans create,” he told the Warrington Guardian.

“I had other options to stay in Australia, there was interest from other NRL sides and I had another 12 months left on my contract with the Dragons.

“We’ve been talking about coming back home for a few months after playing in the Test series for England and I felt it was the right thing to do for my young family.

“Warrington is part of my family, I remember going to all the home and away games when I was a kid and playing in all of the town’s age-group teams.

“I’ve got unfinished business with Warrington, I feel like I’ve grown as a player and a person since I’ve left and I’m excited to be coming back.”