DANNY Walker realised a childhood dream against Salford Red Devils – even if it was in a losing effort.

The Orford native scored his first Warrington Wolves try in the 22-6 defeat at the AJ Bell Stadium, latching onto his own grubber kick to touch down in the final minute.

It is a moment he will always remember, but he wishes it would have helped the team to a much-needed victory.

“I was made up to score but I didn’t want it to be in a losing effort,” he said.

“It would have been nice for it to come at the HJ as well.

“To score a try for Warrington is a dream come true for me, even if it didn’t really mean anything in the main picture.”

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Danny Walker in action against Salford. Picture by Mike Boden

The Wire were in action just five days after winning the Challenge Cup at Wembley, which was followed by a weekend of celebrations.

Walker started at hooker in one of seven changes made by head coach Steve Price.

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With that in mind, Walker says Warrington cannot attribute too much blame for the defeat to their truncated preparation time.

“We made a few changes, so there are no excuses about the short turnaround,” he said.

“We came here thinking we could do a job and get the win but it wasn’t to be. We lost of bit of energy at the back end of the game.

“We work hard for each other and cover each other’s backs – that’s our DNA.

“For 60 minutes of the game, I thought we did that but we died off towards the end.

“It is what it is – we’ve just got to look forward to the next two games now.”

A sixth Super League defeat in a row has put The Wire’s play-off place in danger with two games of the regular season remaining.

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However, 20-year-old Walker insists no thoughts of those matches being their last of 2019 are being entertained.

“We’re not worried about dropping out of the five,” he said.

“We’ve got a great footy team as Pricey always says, we’ve just got to be confident going into the last two games.

“We believe we can do it.”