STEFAN Ratchford is certainly racking up the milestones in a Warrington Wolves jersey.

His latest came about thanks to his sixth successful kick at goal during the Good Friday win over Leigh Centurions as he jumped into the top 10 in the club’s all-time point scorers’ list.

He stands on 1,052 points having jumped above his old teammate Chris Bridge by kicking his 361st goal to go with 82 tries and two drop goals.

Instead of reflecting, though, the 32-year-old is focused on adding more to his tally.

“It’s obviously a massive achievement and I’m very proud,” said Ratchford, who also celebrated his 250th Wire appearance in the recent past.

“It’s not something I’ll look upon massively at the moment – I probably will in a few years’ time when the boots get hung up.

“Still, it’s something to look back on and something to be proud of.

“I’ve been quite lucky over this past 12 months. I’ve had my 250th appearance for the club and passing 1,000 points.

“It’s not something I look at in between games – I just go out there and do the best I can to rack up as many appearances and points as possible.

“The sentiment will come once the boots are hung up.”

Those milestones will have seemed like a distant dream when Ratchford joined The Wire from Salford in 2012.

While at The Willows, one of his teammates was Stuart Littler, who will be plotting how best to stop him and his colleagues this weekend in his role as head coach of Challenge Cup opponents Swinton Lions.

Littler is a man Ratchford knows well and he says that as well as the physical battle that is a given in rugby league, The Wire will have to be wise between the ears at Heywood Road.

“I played with Stu for a few years at Salford,” he said.

“I’ve got to give him a fair bit of credit, when I went into the first team he was one of the blokes who looked after me and showed me the ropes.

“If you speak to anyone about the way Stu played, they would tell you he was a bit of a wind-up merchant. He was very loud and enthusiastic in everything he did.

“Looking at some of the stuff Swinton play, they are clearly expressing themselves but no doubt Stu will be having a word about getting the verbals going.

“It’s great to see him doing well at Swinton.”

Ratchford has been a part of two Challenge Cup Final wins during his time at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, in 2012 and 2019.

Every Wire squad he has been a part of has at least reached the quarter finals and all but one have got to the last four.

They will be heavy favourites to get to the last eight of this year’s truncated competition against a side from the division below, but the England international remains guarded.

“Every year in the cup, there seems to be that one big upset,” he said.

“We’re definitely not taking it lightly – we have to prepare as if it’s a Super League game.

“We will focus on ourselves and if we put our best foot forward, we will give ourselves the best chance to win.”