WIRE co-captain Chris Hill does not feel that being left out of Shaun Wane's latest England squad last week provides him with any additional personal motivation going into the play-offs.

The prop forward has been a part of England's set-up since joining the club in 2012.

“I spoke with Shaun. It’s been a tough year, I understand that," said Hill, 33, who would be the most experienced international forward available to Wane for next year's World Cup following retirements of James Graham, Sean O'Loughlin and Sam Burgess.

"The World Cup is the end of next year, it’s a long time off. And I said to Shaun about getting a pre-season under my belt this year – I’ve not had one since 2011, which makes it a massive plus for me to get a good pre-season under my belt. I think this year I had two weeks.

“I’ll back myself to get in any squad. I’m getting a little bit older now and I need that pre-season in me. I had a good chat with Shaun and we both know where we’re at.”