Smith delighted with depth he’s got for 2016

Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith has admitted that the strength in depth he possesses for the 2016 season has left him a happy man.

The Wolves struck two late deals in recent weeks when they brought in both Jordan Cox and Ryan Bailey, which significantly strengthens the options Smith has at his disposal in the front row.

And he believes that thanks to some extenuating circumstances which made the transfers possible, it’s enabled his squad to look a lot better in terms of having competition across the board.

“There were a couple of circumstances that arose that were probably a little unexpected in terms of who was available and the price range as well, which made it viable to do more than one acquisition,” he told the Warrington Guardian.

“We got what are considered pretty good value-for-money deals in the end, as well as some really good personnel that were planned and targeted.

He added: “We’ve got more depth this season and more competition for places, that’s certainly the case.”