CHRIS Hill says any suggestion that Warrington Wolves are over-reliant on individual talents is unfair.

Throughout this season, some Wire supporters have said the team depends too much on the likes of Blake Austin, Daryl Clark and Stefan Ratchford to win games with their skill.

The Wire’s four defeats this season have all come in games in which Austin in particular has been kept quiet, including Saturday’s loss to Hull FC.

With Ratchford now set to be missing for up to four months with a ruptured pectoral tendon, some fans have said this will place even more strain on the likes of Austin and Clark.

“We don’t rely on individuals. I don’t think that’s fair at all,” skipper Hill said.

“If you look at the good displays we’ve had, they have been team efforts.

“Austo might have scored four against Hull earlier on and others might have scored hat-tricks or whatever, but it all comes from the 1-17 effort.

“Of course, Austo can pull something out of the hat, so can people like Stef, Charners (Josh Charnley) and Daz.

“We can’t rely on that every week – we have to play as a 17.”

Hill will lead his side out at Liverpool FC’s Anfield home on Saturday as they take on Wigan Warriors at Magic Weekend.

He has played there before for England but he explained why this occasion might mean that little bit more to him.

“I’ve played at Anfield for England and it’s special,” he said.

“Being a Man City fan as well, it will be even more special this year going there knowing we’ve won the Premier League!

“I think it’s brilliant getting everyone together in one place over two days. We’ve seen the NRL try it for the first time this year and they loved it.

“It’ll be a tough game against Wigan like it always is and like it was in the Challenge Cup a few weeks ago.

“They will be at their best – they will have had a good telling-off like we had after the Hull game.

“Form is totally irrelevant in these games and we’ll be looking for a big performance.

“We have to concentrate on ourselves if we are to get back on track.”