THERE will be a familiar face in the opposition dugout when Warrington Wolves take on Hull FC this afternoon.

Former Wire full-back Brett Hodgson is the Black and Whites’ new head coach and he has started his tenure in fine fashion.

Victory over the club with whom he ended his playing career would make it four wins from as many games in charge and cement their status as a team to watch in 2021.

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When Hodgson lit up the Halliwell Jones Stadium during a three-season spell between 2011 and 2013, Ben Currie was emerging as one of the academy’s brightest prospects.

Even then, it was clear to the youngster where the goalkicking full-back’s post-retirement career would take him.

“He was definitely primed for coaching given how he was then,” he said.

“I played with Brett eight or nine years ago, when I was a young pup. He was obviously one of the senior boys then.

“You could tell even then that he was going to go into a coaching role at some stage.

“He was very helpful for me and I’m sure for people like Stef Ratchford coming through in his position.”