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Patient Warrington Wolves hooker Brad Dwyer signs new deal
YOUNG hooker Brad Dwyer is prepared to wait for his chance in the first-team after penning an extension to his current contract.
The 21-year-old is a product of Warrington Wolves’ academy and has signed a two-year extension that will keep him at the club until November 2016.
Wolves’ stuttering start to the season has seen Tony Smith using a number of younger players, although Dwyer has been restricted to two substitute appearances.
“I’m made up,” he said. “I played against Doncaster and Tony said obviously not to look too far ahead, I’m just getting myself ready to play and waiting for my chance.
“There are quite a few young lads. I think they are ready to play at this level and the more they play the better they will be, but there’s been quite a big change from last year.”
Dwyer made his first-team debut in 2012 and has since made 14 appearances for Wolves, as well as six off the bench on loan with Huddersfield last season.
And the youngster is looking to learn from experienced heads such as Michael Monaghan and Micky Higham, who are battling for the same position.
“Tony’s pleased with how I have been going,” he added. “But I need to stay patient as I’ve got Monners and Micky ahead of me.
“They are pretty good in that they are two of the best players around and I’ve got to keep working hard all the time for my chance.”
Wolves’ head of coaching and rugby Smith also believes Monaghan and Higham can play a key role in Dwyer’s development.
“He’s worked hard and I see a lot of promise in him,” said Smith. “He is learning so much under the two hookers who are in front of him at the moment.
“He’s full of enthusiasm. He’s got some unique abilities in terms of his attacking style, having said that, at times, he reminds me of a young Micky Higham.
“Hopefully we’ll get to pick and choose where Brad can play, but he’s learning from some of the best.”
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