Warrington youngster Harvey Livett insists he has no interest in playing his rugby anywhere else – and is hopeful a new deal can be agreed with his hometown club shortly.
Livett was the star for the Wolves on Friday as they made it nine wins in succession, scoring a hat-trick in their victory against Leeds.
He is now set for an extended run in the side with Ben Currie out injured, and, despite speculation suggesting he is open to exploring other options for 2019, the out-of-contract Livett says he wants to stay with Warrington.
“This is the dream for me; I’ve grown up supporting Warrington all my life and it’s only five or six years ago that I was watching them play home and away,” he said.
“I’ve no interest in going anywhere else; I’m a Warrington lad and there’s nothing better than playing for your hometown club. We’ll go back next week and hopefully there’ll be a deal we can seal. I’m happy with where I am and hopefully I can keep playing well.”
League Express understands discussions are already ongoing with Livett about a new deal – and his coach admits tying the youngster down is a priority.
“Hopefully we’ll sort that out very shortly,” Steve Price said. “He wants to stay, he’s a local junior and loves the club and I want to keep him for years to come.”
Widely regarded as a talented utility player, Livett himself admits he is not overly concerned with where Price puts him in the team: so long as he is playing.
“I don’t care really, wherever Pricey wants me to play is fine by me,” he said.
“I started in the back-row last week and I really enjoyed it, and it was the same again tonight until Bryson (Goodwin) went off – but I’ve played most of my career at centre. Wherever I can get my nose into the team, I’ll play, but I am enjoying back-row at the minute. I’ve got to start playing well with there being a spot there.”
Warrington aim to make it ten wins in succession against Toronto in this Sunday’s Challenge Cup clash – and Livett admits the impact Price has had on the club since his arrival has impressed him.
“Pricey has come in and changed everything for the better here; he’s brought a different culture and it’s been really good for us all,” he said.
“The mood is really high in camp, and hopefully we can build on that now. It was always going to take time under Steve; we started slowly but look at us now and hopefully we can get many more wins over the season.”