Greg Burke wants to follow in Josh Charnley’s footsteps

Wigan forward Greg Burke wants to emulate team-mate Josh Charnley by impressing during a loan spell with Hull Kingston Rovers then returning to Wigan in a more prominent role.

England winger Charnley spent five games with the Robins in 2010 before going back to the Warriors and becoming a regular starter. Although Burke is spending a full season in East Yorkshire, he says he wants to “have a similar impact”.

“Josh obviously enjoyed a great spell at Rovers and has gone on to become a bit of a mainstay since going back to Wigan,” he told the Hull Daily Mail.

“I know I’ll be toughing it out in the middle a lot more than he was, but if I can have a similar impact that would be perfect.

“I will come in, give it 110 per cent every week and try to roll my sleeves up when it’s needed.

“I don’t mind chipping in defensively and hopefully fans will see and appreciate that.

“The move to Rovers is designed to give me regular playing experience and put me back in the Super League spotlight.

“Sean [O’Loughlin, Warriors captain] is a world class player and it’s obviously hard to shift him from the Wigan team, but that’s got to be my aim eventually.”