Warrington's Stefan Ratchford pleased with try-scoring return

Warrington's Stefan Ratchford has spoken of his delight at scoring two tries on his return from injury.

The 23-year-old, who had not featured for the Wire since 9 March after shoulder surgery , played a key role in Sunday's 42-12 win at Wakefield.

Ratchford told BBC Radio Merseyside: "After about 60 minutes I could definitely tell I'd been out for a while, but I managed to get my breath.

"To get the two tries on my comeback was an added bonus."

Speaking about Ratchford's return, Wolves coach Tony Smith said: "I thought Stefan did a great job.

"I threw him in at the deep end but he's been training with such enthusiasm for the last few weeks that I knew he would do a good job. He was jumping out of his skin to play."

Victory was enough to lift Warrington up to second in the table and to within a point of Super League leaders Wigan Warriors.

Ratchford continued: "We made several changes from last week's good Challenge Cup win against the Catalans.

"To come here against a tough Wakefield side and still score 40 points with all the changes we've made shows the quality of the squad.

"Wakefield are a good side, especially on their own patch. Once we got our act together, we put in a very good performance."