Myler happy to bide his time

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Richie Myler is setting aside all talk of his future at club level to concentrate on holding his place at scrum-half for his country. The 19-year-old Salford player was England's man of the match in the victory over France in Paris on Saturday, scoring a record 30 points and inevitably intensifying speculation that he could be set to join a bigger club.

St Helens and Wigan have been linked with him, although Warrington, under the England coach, Tony Smith, have emerged as the favourites but Myler said: "I've got one more year on my contract at Salford and I'm happy to leave any contract talks to my agent."

Myler, represented by Martin Offiah, who is well aware of his client's burgeoning value, is more intent on retaining his England place. "Tony Smith told me I have to keep it up for the rest of the season to get my spot for the Four Nations and he's obviously right," he said.

Lee Briers, the half-back Myler could replace at Warrington, will miss the next two games with a hamstring injury. He suffered a recurrence of the problem in the defeat by Bradford on Sunday.

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