“YOU haven’t seen anything yet.”

That is the warning a refreshed, revitalised Josh Charnley has fired out to the rest of Super League.

After ending an 18-month hiatus from rugby league to join The Wire last March, the winger was an instant hit on and off the pitch.

As the fans sung his name from the stands, the tries flowed on the pitch as he finished 2018 with 25 tries – even more remarkable seeing as he did not make his debut until Good Friday.

Now though, having had surgery to correct a niggling ankle problem and after enjoying a proper break, he is ready to take his game to a new level.

“It’s been three seasons pretty much back-to-back,” he said.

“It has been a long time and my body was telling me I needed time off.

“I did surprise myself with how I did last year, if I’m honest.

“When I came back I said I wanted to prove people wrong – people that said I wouldn’t fit in the way I did.

“It was a big belief of mine that I could prove that to be wrong, and I think I did that.

“You didn’t see the best of me last year. I was still finding my feet and getting back into it.

“I didn’t start full training back with the lads until after Christmas, so once I start getting into that flow I will start showing people what I’ve got.

“You haven’t seen anything yet!”

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Charnley scored The Wire's only try in last year's Grand Final defeat to Wigan

Having broken Wire hearts so many times with former club Wigan – including scoring the winning try against them in the 2016 Super League Grand Final – the 27-year-old flyer is now tasked with leading the way on the scoring front.

With new additions such as Blake Austin in the ranks, Charnley firmly believes The Wire are primed to take that final step.

He also believes Steve Price’s newly revamped attacking structure will catch a lot of teams off guard.

“Everyone is on the same page,” he said.

“We’ve all had a taste of getting to finals and losing, so it’s given us that extra drive to go one step further.

“We all have that same goal and same drive. We’ve recruited well and the guys that have come in have added something extra to the group.

“If we can stay on the same page, we will be successful this year.

“Last year, I was just on the end of the line to put the ball down.

“With the way we’re training at the moment, the attack is looking lethal. It will surprise a lot of people.”

For any winger, service is important which makes the choice on his inside at right centre so crucial to how Warrington operate.

Toby King and Ryan Atkins are vying for that spot in Price’s side, and Charnley says he will be equally productive with either as they look to erase the memories of defeats in both major finals last year.

“It makes no odds to me. I’ve got good partnerships with both Toby and Ryan,” he said.

“Whoever plays at the side of me, we will have that same flow.

“We’ve reviewed it and have gone over and over it. It’s still fresh in our minds

“Leeds will be back up there, as will Saints and Wigan.

“Everyone has recruited well but it depends on how they all react.

“You can buy the best players in the world but if you don’t fit into the team, it’s pointless.”