DARYL Clark says Danny Walker showing he is capable of playing long minutes is good both for him personally and Warrington Wolves as a whole.

However, he warned not to expect him to stop putting his hand up for 80-minute shifts anytime soon.

Walker has shown himself to be a more-than-capable deputy at hooker when Clark is either spelled or unavailable for selection this year.

The 21-year-old came on for Clark at a crucial period during Saturday’s Challenge Cup quarter-final victory over St Helens and did everything required of him in defence.

Furthermore, he produced a solid 80-minute display in the previous week’s Super League win over Castleford Tigers with Clark on the sidelines as he and wife Leigh welcomed baby daughter Luna into the world.

“Danny’s a quality player – he shows that week in, week out in training and he’s only going to get better,” he said.

“It’s good for us as a team and it’s good for me as well in terms of sharing the workload.

“As a player, I like being on the field as much as I can and playing long minutes. That’s not always ideal for the likes of Danny or any back-up hookers.

“He’s shown he can play long minutes if needed so having two nines who can do that is good for us as a team.”