SEVEN members of Warrington Wolves’ beleaguered squad will get the chance to change their scenery this week.

And England head coach Shaun Wane says he believes doing so will benefit The Wire for the remainder of the season.

Wane has picked five members of the Warrington squad that is currently on a run of five straight defeats in his 20-man party for Saturday’s clash with the Combined Nations All-Stars.

Matty Ashton could make his senior England debut while Mike Cooper, Stefan Ratchford, Joe Philbin and George Williams are all in contention to don the white jersey.

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Having made his England Knights debut last year, Matty Ashton has stepped up to the senior squad for Saturday's mid-season clash with the Combined Nations All-Stars. Picture by

With Daryl Clark and Peter Mata’utia among the players named in Ellery Hanley’s All-Stars squad, a good chunk of Daryl Powell’s squad will spend the next week away from the club.

Wane believes it is only a matter of time before Wolves hit their straps – and he also feels he can help them on their way.

“It will benefit Warrington, what we’re going to do this week,” he said.

“Our training’s upbeat and very positive, and my first message will be to forget what’s going on at your clubs.

“We’re England – we’re our own club, we’ll look after each other and we’ll make sure we get a win on Saturday.

“I know it takes time when you got into a club and want to change a lot. That’s what Daryl’s doing with Warrington.

“With the conversations I’ve had with the players this morning and over the weekend, they can’t wait. They’re looking forward to it and a change of scenery.

“Hopefully, they’ll go back into Warrington with some good form.

“Things just aren’t working out – they’re a good team going the right way but it’s just not clicking at the minute.

“I know what it’s like when you try and change a lot, it doesn’t always go your way. You have tough spells and that’s what Warrington are having at the minute.

“Without a shadow of a doubt, with the quality of player there they will be back I’m sure.”

Half-back Williams has come under intense criticism for his displays in a Warrington shirt this year as the team languishes in ninth place in the Super League table.

However, Wane – his former coach at Wigan Warriors – defended his inclusion in the squad and insists he is “passionate” about improving for his club.

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George Williams' performances for Warrington Wolves have come in for some heavy criticism. Picture by

“I know George as well as anybody and I know what he can do,” he said.

“They’re doing it tough at the minute at Warrington – the coach has come in and changed things and it takes a bit of time and I understand that.

“I know George, how he can play and what he can do. I know people won’t like it but I’m confident – we’re confident – that he will deliver for us.

“A week with a different playing group, coaching staff, conditioners – all of that can spark a player.

“I know how passionate George is and how much he wants to perform for Warrington. If we can help in a small way, that will be great.

“I want lots of halves pushing for positions, so I need George good, confident and playing really well for the rest of this year.

“If coming into our camp and playing with a different group of players helps that, that would be fantastic.”