MATTY Ashton admits the prospect of playing alongside Greg Inglis this year is yet to sink in.

The iconic Australian has come out of retirement to join Warrington Wolves on a one-year deal for the 2021 campaign in a move that has made waves on both sides of the world.

He has now arrived in England to join his new teammates for pre-season training ahead of the new Super League season, which is currently scheduled to get underway on March 11 but is set to be delayed further.

Whether he is playing at full-back or on the wing, it is likely that Ashton will have to link up frequently with Inglis as part of The Wire's attack.

The 22-year-old admits it is a tantalising prospect.

"I can’t wait. If he’s my centre, I’m sure I can get over the line for a few," he said.

"It still hasn’t quite sunk in yet. It probably will when he gets here and starts training.

"He’s a man mountain so with seeing him in the flesh and training with him, hopefully I can learn a lot from him."

2021 will only be Ashton's second year as a top-flight player, while there are plenty of talented young outside backs in the Wire squad such as Josh Thewlis, Keanan Brand and Nathan Roebuck to name a few.

Ashton believes Inglis' presence alone will be an inspiration to the younger members of the squad.

"For players like me and the other young lads here, he will lift us. We’ve all admired what he’s done in the game," he said.

"He’ll come and lift the spirits and if we’re learning from him every day, I’m sure we can’t go wrong."