HAVING been seen as the understudy to some great hookers during his previous spell at Warrington Wolves, Brad Dwyer certainly knows the territory Danny Walker is emerging from.

During his 88-game spell with The Wire between 2012 and 2017, Dwyer found his route to a starting role blocked by the likes of Michael Monaghan, Mickey Higham and latterly Daryl Clark before leaving to join Leeds Rhinos.

Much of Walker’s Wire career has seen him play second-fiddle to Clark, but he stepped out of that particular shadow during last year and with Clark heading to St Helens, the Warringtonian is expected to take over his number nine shirt.

Dwyer will, of course, have something to say about that having returned to the club from Hull FC but he sees parallels between Walker’s situation and his own when he was breaking through as a youngster.

However, he says both players will get the best out of each other and that Walker, who is now firmly entrenched in the England set-up, has “the world at his feet.”

“I think Danny was in a similar position to the one I was in,” he said.

“He’s got a lot of talent and ability, but he needed the exposure and he got that last season.

“When we (Hull FC) played them at The Halliwell Jones, I thought he had a great game.

“He’s got deception about him and a great running game – he’s got the world at his feet at a decent age.

“With the exposure he’ll get over the next few years, he’ll develop further and I’m sure he’ll do great, but I’m looking forward to pushing him and we’ll both get the best out of each other.”