Daryl Clark: England hooker happy with return to form at Warrington Wolves

Daryl Clark
Daryl Clark helped Castleford to a top-four finish and a Challenge Cup final appearance in 2014

Warrington hooker Daryl Clark says he is closer to the form that earned him the Man of Steel award in 2014 and a move to the Wolves from Castleford.

Clark, 23, was a major signing in 2015, but his new club struggled, finishing outside the top four last term.

Wolves are third this season, and Clark has been a key figure with five tries in 18 Super League appearances.

"I feel after struggling last year I'm getting back to the form I was a couple of years ago," Clark said.

He told BBC Radio Merseyside: "It was new for me, it was the first time I'd been away from Castleford having been there all my career.

"It was difficult in new surroundings, new team and moving away from home.

"I feel much stronger this year and I'm not carrying any injuries this year either which has helped me a lot."

Despite an impressive Four Nations down under in 2014, Steve McNamara left him out of the Test series against New Zealand last autumn.

"I was disappointed to miss out last year but it wasn't a shock I knew my form wasn't where it needed to be," said Clark.

"Hopefully this year my form is where it needs to be this year and I can get in the set-up."