Matty Russell signs long-term deal at Warrington

Warrington Wolves full-back Matty Russell has signed a new contract with the club – just six games into his spell at the Wolves.

After signing from Gold Coast Titans on an initial two-year deal, Russell has impressed to the extent that he has been handed a contract until the end of the 2017 season.

Russell has spoke of the deal, admitting he is pleased to have secured his long-term future at the club.

“I’m really happy, first to start playing and then to be asked to have another two years extended onto my deal was great news. It’s really positive,” Russell said.

“I’ve spoken to Simon (Moran) and he’s wanting to bring all the youngsters through at Warrington and he’s got good ideas for the next few years. This year I’m looking to cement my spot and keep up some good form and in the coming years I’d like to become a regular first-team player and make an impact in Super League and on the fans; maybe win a few trophies with Warrington as well.

“I felt settled here before I was even playing and now I’m playing I’m happy.”

The Scotland international has settled into life well at the club, and head coach Tony Smith admitted he was delighted to get such a key player tied down.

“He’s been a real shining light and real spark within our team He’s a fantastic carrier of the ball and exciting to watch.

“Matty has terrific footwork and he’s got good speed and evasive skills – stuff you like to watch. He puts people on their feet every time he gets the ball.”

“He’s developing other parts of his game and there’s a lot more to come from him.”

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