Carvell talks up Wolves' development
Warrington Wolves’ former Hull FC prop Garreth Carvell is confident his side can demonstrate their strength in depth when he returns to the KC Stadium to face his old club this evening.
The Wolves will be without four experienced men after Ben Westwood was given a one-match ban and joined his injured skipper Adrian Morley, Ben Harrison and Lee Briers on the sidelines.
Stefan Ratchford continues at stand-off while youngsters Tyrone McCarthy, James Laithwaite and Ben Currie help plug the gaps in the pack.
"Moz will be a big loss but hopefully we will be alright without him," said Carvell.
"Chris Hill is bang on form and we've got the likes of Paul Wood to come in and Trent Waterhouse in there too, so there's no one leader.
"It's quite spread out and we've got a good mix. In previous years, once Briers pulled out of a game, we might have struggled but we've combated those demons and the people who come in know exactly what to do.
"We expect to keep getting better and, although we're missing a few players, it's an opportunity for somebody else and one they'll want to take with both hands. We have a lot of depth."
Warrington, one of only two unbeaten teams after three rounds, have the chance to go top of the table, with current leaders Huddersfield Giants playing at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats tomorrow.
This evening's match will mark the 300th appearance for the Wolves' long-serving prop forward Paul Wood, while winger Chris Riley will be making his 150th appearance.
There will also be a landmark for Hull half-back Richard Horne, who will make his 350th appearance for his hometown club and is already looking ahead to his next milestone.
"To be honest, I can't believe I've made it this far," said Horne. "To make it to that amount of games is a big achievement for me personally and I'm very proud of that.
"Hopefully I can make it to the 400 mark now. I've spoken to (coach) Pete (Gentle) and I've said that, as long as the body feels up to it and the club still want to keep me, then I'll carry on going.
"I've got this year and next year at least, though, and I can just concentrate on keeping myself fit and on my rugby."