KEANAN Brand believes he is ready to make the step up to Super League after his move to Warrington Wolves was confirmed.

The promising young centre has signed a three-year deal at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, joining teammate Anthony Gelling in making the move from Widnes Vikings.

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Having enjoyed a breakthrough season this year, Brand was on the three-man shortlist for the Championship Young Player of the Year award, which was won by his new Warrington teammate Matty Ashton.

An award he did win, however, was the Widnes players' player of the year prize.

Now comes the big test, but the 20-year-old believes he is up to the challenge.

Brand also says he has not come to The Wire just to be "that young player" – he wants to push for a place in the first team right away.

"Signing for Warrington means the world to me," he said.

"I think I needed time in the Championship to get regular games against grown men and get used to the physicality of the game.

"I had a good pre-season this year, better than I thought, ended up starting and kept my place in the team. It’s all grown from there.

"I have had a taste of Super League opposition in the Challenge Cup and I think I am ready now.

"I don’t want to be that young player anymore, I want to be a full member of the first team, go in hard and see where that gets me.

"One of the main reasons I signed here at Warrington was for the opportunity to win trophies. That’s what every player wants to do in their career.”