BRAIN scans and tests have reassured Kevin Brown he can continue to give his best for Warrington Wolves.

The 33-year-old stand-off confirmed the number of concussion injuries he has suffered in recent years influenced his decision last month to call time on his international career.

Having been named in Wayne Bennett's England Elite Performance Squad for 2018 he would have been due to head to Denver, USA, for a Test match against New Zealand in June before a series against the Kiwis at the end of the domestic campaign.

But now all focus is on The Wire for Brown, whose burgeoning half-back partnership with 2018 new recruit Tyrone Roberts has been pivotal in a sequence of five successive wins.

“There’s no regrets with the decision," said Brown, who wore the number six shirt for England in the Rugby League World Cup Final loss to Australia in Brisbane in December.

"I am gutted that I’ll never wear the England jersey again but it’s not a decision I took lightly.

"It’s the right decision for me and the club. I want to be fit. I want to have a week to recover when the England lads go to Denver, as good as that would have been.

“The head injuries were a major part in the decision. I spoke to the doctor and he said I need to limit the number of games I play in.

“He said if I can get a rest at any point it will help me out in playing longer.

"So it’s better for me, better for my family and better for my teammates that I take the rest when I can – take the next off-season to recover and get better.

“I’m cognitively ok but you don’t want too many head knocks, you don’t want to keep getting them – that’s what the doctors are telling me.

"The reason I’m allowed to play is because I’m passing all the tests.

"I’ve had brain scans, I’ve had cognitive tests and passed them with flying colours, so there’s no massive worry apart from stop banging your head Kev!"

Brown was voted man of the match by Warrington Guardian readers for his impact on Saturday's win at Salford, Wolves' third win in nine days and sealed by the former Widnes man's decisive try.

“I’m proud to be part of this team and the way we’re working for each other, and knocking out some performances like that is good to be involved in," he said.

“It was been a really tough Easter period and there were a lot of tired bodies out there but we’ve built our confidence and our run on work ethic and resilience and I think it showed in big doses against Salford.”

Head coach Steve Price said Brown’s decisive try was rewards for his strong display in defence and his growth as a half in this year’s team.

“I’m just happy to be playing because I missed a few games at the start of the year,” said Brown.

“I feel that my body’s in a good place at the minute.

“I feel fit, I feel fresh. To do the Easter period with three 80-minutes is something that I really wanted to achieve, and playing well too.”