ASSISTANT coach Richard Marshall is confident Sam Burgess will oversee an improvement in the Warrington Wolves squad.

And in order to achieve that, he says he will help the first-time head coach “in any way he can.”

Marshall is the one member of Daryl Powell’s senior coaching team to remain under Burgess, with Martin Gleeson signing on permanently having joined on a short-term basis last year.

He held a similar role with St Helens for the first two of their four consecutive Super League titles between 2019 and 2022 while he also has head coaching experience with Salford and Halifax.

Those roles came after initially making a coaching breakthrough at The Halliwell Jones Stadium as part of Tony Smith’s staff before returning in 2022 initially as academy head coach.

Now, he hopes Burgess and the team will be able to benefit from his experiences – and the mistakes he says he has made.

“He’s certainly got a presence about him,” Marshall said of Burgess.

“We’ll all work together – I’ll certainly lean on him and hopefully he leans on me. I’ve been around the block a long time so I want to help him out in any way I can.

“I know I’ve made mistakes in my own coaching career but hopefully, we’ll limit those this year and we’ll improve.

“He will improve the group – I’m sure of that.”

Marshall has just returned from spending three weeks in Australia alongside the club’s academy side, where they tested themselves against some of the country’s best young talent and visited several NRL clubs.

As a result, the Warringtonian says he returns to England as a better coach.

“For my personal development as a coach, it was brilliant,” he said.

“From going into clubs like Penrith, South Sydney, the Roosters and Manly, I had dialogue with all of those coaches and picked up loads of things to bring back.”