JAKE Mamo is aiming to take his chance to shine at full-back for Warrington Wolves in the coming weeks.

With regular incumbent Stefan Ratchford set to be missing for at least three months with a pectoral injury, The Wire have a ready-made replacement in the former Huddersfield Giants man.

As long as he stays fit and available, Mamo looks set to fill the full-back role for the foreseeable future.

He intends to make it as difficult as possible for head coach Steve Price to leave him out of the side, even when Ratchford returns to fitness.

“I’ve got a chance now to be here for at least the next 10 weeks or so, or however long Stef’s out for,” he said.

“When he’s back, Stef is an excellent player so there might be a need for some reshuffling to be done but we’ll see what happens.

“I don’t take missing out as frustrating but I know I have to keep plugging away.

“We all feed off each other help one another improve.

“It pushes you and if I can make it into the team above the players we have, I’m doing quite well.”

Mamo was returning from an eight-week lay-off of his own when he started in the Magic Weekend victory over Wigan Warriors on Saturday.

He produced a solid display in his first game back and says he took plenty of confidence about getting through without any setbacks following his ankle injury.

“It all started as a bit of a niggle,” he said.

“Initially, we only thought I’d miss two or three weeks but it just kept going and going.

“I’ve finally come out of it now and have got through a game so I’ve taken a lot of confidence out of that."