MITCH Brown says he is keen to remain with Warrington Wolves next year and that talks are underway about a new deal.

The utility back’s versatility has helped The Wire out during his 11 appearances this year, but he is off-contract in November.

He started at full-back during Friday’s 56-6 win over Catalans Dragons and is set to move to the wing when Wolves travel to Castleford Tigers tomorrow, Friday.

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Brown has also featured at centre this season and says he has to take every chance he gets to impress head coach Steve Price.

The Australian admits he would like to be playing on a more regular basis, but that he is happy to continue being a “team player.”

“I don’t want to give him a reason to get rid of me,” he told the Guardian.

“I just want to play the best footy I possibly can and help myself lock down a spot for some consistent footy.

“I do want to be playing regular football, but I’m big on being a team player.

“I’m helping out the team in my role at the moment, so there’s pros and cons.

“We’re talking about it (the future) now and we’re trying to sort something out.

“My son was born in pre-season last year, so I haven’t been home to see family in two years. It’s not so much about missing home, but I do miss my family.

“I’ll be heading back to see them at the end of the year, but I do want to come back.

“I don’t really want to go to any other clubs at the moment.

“I’m happy with where we are and how this squad is building. I want to be part of that, so we’re talking it through.”

The 30-year-old scored his second Warrington try during Friday’s demolition of fellow Challenge Cup finalists Catalans to cap a solid performance on his return to the side.

He says deputising for regular full-back Stefan Ratchford gave him “big boots to fill” but that he is enjoyed the role.

“I had only scored the one try this year, and that was many months ago so it was nice to get over the line,” he said.

“I didn’t think I’d get there but I was lucky in the end.

“Full-back is a position that’s so important in this day and age.

“You’re meant to be a ball-player, a runner and defensive organiser all in one.

“Stef has been killing it this year as well, so they are big shoes to fill but it was enjoyable.

“We’ve built some good combinations, so it’s just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

“With the Catalans win, they fielded a lot of rookies and guys who haven’t played for a while.

“The score was always likely to end up as it was but we’re happy that it did.

“We kept in the grind and stuck to how we wanted to play.”

Brown and his teammates could perhaps be forgiven for casting their minds forward to their Challenge Cup Final appearance against Catalans at Wembley in nine days’ time.

However, the former Cronulla Sharks and Wests Tigers man insists eyes are fixed firmly on gaining two valuable league points against top-four rivals Castleford tomorrow.

“If we keep winning, it puts us in the best possible position,” he said.

“We’ve already said that Wembley is next week and that’s when we’ll concentrate on it.

“Our focus is purely on Cas this week and it needs to be.”

“We have to bring our A-game because we really want that top-two spot.”