WARRINGTON Wolves are “going nicely under the radar” in Super League, says prop Joe Philbin.

The Wire have not lost since their opening-day loss against Castleford Tigers, with three wins and a draw in the league since.

They have also progressed to the Challenge Cup semi finals, beating Championship side Swinton Lions and Super League rivals Catalans Dragons along the way.

Philbin feels the benefits of a full, uninterrupted pre-season are starting to show in the team’s displays, but insists there is plenty more to come.

“We started out poorly against Cas but since then, we’ve gradually improved our performances,” he said.

“We’re obviously not going at 100 per cent yet but we’re picking up a few wins and going nicely under the radar.

“We had a pre-season where everyone played together. When you have people not being there for internationals and things, it can hamper your preparations.

“We had three or four months together, we put in a lot of hard work and built a lot of unity.

“I do feel like it’s bearing fruit – we didn’t show it against Cas but we’re slowly adding things.

“We’re picking up wins but there’s plenty of improvement to come.”

Having started the first two games at loose forward, Philbin has reverted to the impact substitute role that catapulted him into being a key member of the first team.

Often joining him on the bench is Robbie Mulhern and the Great Britain international has praised the impact he has had on the team since joining from Hull KR.

“We’ve got a competitive pack with so many good players,” he said.

“The new signings that have come in, particularly Robbie Mulhern, have really added something to our pack.

“It’s good having that competition for places as it keeps people motivated to do the right things on the field.”

The Wire’s next challenge arrives on Monday night in the shape of a Huddersfield Giants side looking to kickstart their season under new head coach Ian Watson.

For the first time in over a year, Philbin and his teammates will be cheered on by a home crowd as 4,000 supporters will be inside The Halliwell Jones Stadium to watch the action.

The Warringtonian prop is wary of a visiting side who will be keen to spoil the party.

“They’re very well coached by Ian Watson. It’s going to take him time but they have really been in games over the past few weeks,” he said.

“There’s been games where they’ve lost by a couple of points, flip that on it’s head and they are in a completely different position.

“They’re a very good team and we’ve had some good games against them in the past.

“We don’t need any added motivation to do well but this week is going to be special for us.”