DARYL Powell is poised to plant his flag in the ground as he aims to end Warrington’s 67-year title drought.
And no matter the accent, the message is clear – make us winners.
The new Wolves boss has moved from his hometown Castleford after being tasked with turning a squad of big names and big signings into champions.
But even though the sounds were different, what he was hearing was both loud and clear.
Powell, who opened Wolves’ game at former club Leeds in the first game to be broadcast live on Channel 4 before facing Castleford in the second round, said: “I was thinking about carrying the flag. My Yorkshire is over but I left it at home!
“I’m new to my voice and I’m not sure I’ll change.
“I haven’t fully moved in yet – my wife is still in Yorkshire – but the people are classy, they’re very friendly in and around Warrington.
“I’ve met a lot of fans who have been great, but we haven’t played a game yet!
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“And winning titles and beating certain teams has been mentioned so many times. I understand their passion, they love the club and everything it stands for. ”
Powell will be without British man, Gareth Widdop, who is staying with his wife and children in his adoptive homeland of Australia, until after Christmas.
But even if he has money, stars and facilities, his mindset will be the same as Castleford.
He added: “I expected it to be classy and it was. The training facilities are great and the ground is great, everything is ready.
“At Castleford the facilities are not the best but you make the best of what you have. Here, it’s about respecting what you have and making sure you make the most of it.
“It’s just as important as making the most of what you have when you don’t have good facilities. You have everything you need here, it’s about making the most of it. ”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/16985676/super_league_warrington_wolves_daryl_powell/ Daryl Powell gets a loud and clear Warrington message